EnterTheEarth

Gems ~ Minerals ~ Fossils

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Announcement    Can't find what you want here? Check out our online store! www.entertheearth.com Follow us on Instagram @entertheearth and find us on Facebook to receive special discounts: www.facebook.com/entertheearth

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We accept returns and exchanges within 14 days of delivery, items must be shipped back within 30 days of delivery.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT CANCELLATIONS.
But please contact us if you have any problems with your order, and see our policies for more information.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 16, 2021

Can't find what you want here? Check out our online store! www.entertheearth.com Follow us on Instagram @entertheearth and find us on Facebook to receive special discounts: www.facebook.com/entertheearth

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We accept returns and exchanges within 14 days of delivery, items must be shipped back within 30 days of delivery.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT CANCELLATIONS.
But please contact us if you have any problems with your order, and see our policies for more information.

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About EnterTheEarth

Sales 3,840
On Etsy since 2011

How it all started...

Nader has always been into rocks and fossils.

He began collecting as a kid in Wisconsin and as he grew older, he developed a plan to turn his hobby into a career.

In 1998, Nader journeyed out to Tucson, AZ, the home of the world's largest gem and mineral show. While there, his buddy Dan introduced him to an interesting Frenchman by the name of Paul Obeniche. Paul lived in Madagascar and is the man known for the discovery of the one and only Ocean Jasper.

Every year Paul brought over a ton of material from Madagascar to the gem and mineral show.

Nader began working for him in Tucson, proving himself to be both loyal and committed, learning from Paul every chance he could.

Throughout the upcoming years, Nader began touring with the band Widespread Panic, selling rocks in the parking lot to get from show to show.

Soon he realized that this work on tour could actually be done on a much larger scale.

He visited Asheville, NC and decided that this was where he wanted to live and open Enter the Earth as a retail gallery. Asheville is full of so many interesting locations and there are many retail possibilities… he finally decided on the downtown Grove Arcade as the home of Enter the Earth.

The Gallery's door opened October 31, 2002.

Continuing to travel to Tucson every year for the gem and mineral show, Nader decided to make life a little more exciting by getting involved in the wholesale business, as well. With meager beginnings in 2000, ETE Wholesale took off in 2004.

Nader journeyed to Madagascar in 2005 for the first time. Little did he know, this was the first of what would become many trips to this beautiful land.

Enter the Earth has just purchased it's very own 20,000 square foot warehouse, complete with showroom.

Shop members

  • Amy & Nader

    Owner

    Nader has always been into rocks & fossils, even as a kid. In his 20s, he began selling rocks out of the back of his car at Widespread Panic concerts & music festivals. Today, Enter the Earth has a Gallery, a Wholesale business, & online store!

  • Stephanie

    Warehouse Manager

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to Enter the Earth!

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Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Payment

Paypal, please. If you absolutely can't or don't want to use paypal, contact us and we can work something out. :)

Shipping

Orders are shipped out within 2 business days, however, we travel frequently to gem shows across the country for up to weeks at a time. If your order cannot be shipped out within 2 business day, we will let you know.

We ship USPS First Class, Priority, and Flat Rate.

Additional policies and FAQs

FAQs:
*What if my order is damaged during shipping?
We are pros when it comes to packaging! The problem is that sometimes shipping companies aren't too careful - our promise to you is that we will package your order extremely well. You should purchase insurance when you choose your shipping method. If there is a problem, call us and let us know, however it must be taken up with the shipping company.

*Why does my order looked different on my computer screen than in person?
Colors vary from monitor to monitor, but just to be sure, we give a full description of the item on each product's page. Make sure you read over the description before purchasing the item. Also, if you want to email us or give us a call with specific questions about the piece, please feel free! Remember, everything is handpicked for the Gallery, Online store, & eBay!

***We would also like buyers to know that ALMOST ALL fossils that have been discovered are repaired in one way or another. The fossils that we offer have very minimal repairs (if any) and have been expertly repaired to show little visible defects.