Yesterday I noticed on Facebook that The Rose Quartz Stand was open from eleven to three. I had been meaning to stop down there since retail started to re-open, so I decided to celebrate my Fourth of July by helping support a local business.
The Rose Quartz Stand is a gem and mineral shop. They have a lovely little retail space on Main Street in Herkimer, but they do most of their business at shows and festivals. Unfortunately, these have all been cancelled due to COVID. I thought I would do what I could, with a purchase and a blog post. Additionally, I love the little stone animals you can buy there!
As I browsed the aisles, I chatted with the owner. He admitted they were taking a hit with all the cancellations but agreed that people’s health (including his own!) was more important. We both kept our masks on and kept our distance.
I love looking at all the different stones. Some are supposed to have certain qualities, but I am not very knowledgeable about these things. I admired some beautiful Herkimer Diamonds. I could seriously consider taking up jewelry making, just to use such fabulous raw materials.
I hesitated over some skulls but eventually purchased a small animal (full disclosure: I don’t know what it is) (hell, I’m no zoologist), a frog for Steven, and a plastic dinosaur just because.
The Rose Quartz Stand is located at 105 South Main St., Herkimer, NY, phone number 315-868-5199. They are open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, you can visit their website, www.therosequartzstand.com. You can also Like them on Facebook. I did!