EnterTheEarth

Gems ~ Minerals ~ Fossils

Asheville, North Carolina · 1274 Sales

EnterTheEarth

Gems ~ Minerals ~ Fossils

Asheville, North Carolina 1274 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(720)

Announcement   Memorial Day sale! Save 20% off your entire purchase now through 5/31. Use coupon code MEMORIAL2017 at Checkout.

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Welcome to Enter The Earth's Etsy shop! We are very excited to now sell on Etsy! Enter the Earth is the direct importer of Madagascar Fossils & Minerals... What does this mean? We save our best and most beautiful pieces for YOU!

Please read our Shop Policies for store info & FAQs.

Find us on Facebook and receive special discounts!! http://www.facebook.com/pages/ENTER-THE-EARTH/84397767694

Announcement

Last updated on May 23, 2017

Memorial Day sale! Save 20% off your entire purchase now through 5/31. Use coupon code MEMORIAL2017 at Checkout.

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Welcome to Enter The Earth's Etsy shop! We are very excited to now sell on Etsy! Enter the Earth is the direct importer of Madagascar Fossils & Minerals... What does this mean? We save our best and most beautiful pieces for YOU!

Please read our Shop Policies for store info & FAQs.

Find us on Facebook and receive special discounts!! http://www.facebook.com/pages/ENTER-THE-EARTH/84397767694

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(720)
Kathie Peterson

Kathie Peterson on May 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

great beads. They are very "off beat" and I have paired them with turquoise. It made a great necklace. The price was very reasonable.

Kat Davis

Kat Davis on May 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much, they are great!

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About

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.

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Shop members

  • Amy & Nader

    Owner

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

  • Stephanie

    Warehouse Manager

  • Caroline

    Curator

  • Nate

    Shipper

Shop policies

Last updated on March 21, 2012
Welcome to Enter the Earth!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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.
Refunds and Exchanges
At Enter the Earth we do our absolute best to provide you with both a visual and written description of the item you are purchasing. However, sometimes the color on computer screens differs and the item you receive might appear different than the picture you see online. If so, or if for any other reason, you are not 100% satisfied with the item or items you purchased we will allow a return or exchange within 2 weeks of shipping date. In order for us to issue a refund or exchange, please contact us within 2 weeks of shipment date by email. Item/s to be returned MUST BE IN ORIGINAL CONDITION. The customer will be held responsible for the return shipping charges. Once the item is received in original condition, a refund will be issued. If you are interested in an exchange, email us and let us know. In this case, the customer will be held responsible for ALL shipping costs. If an item is damaged during shipment, this must taken up with shipping company. Insurance is added to all shipments and we are very careful packers, so this is an unlikely scenario! Thank you so much for your purchase from ETE.
Additional policies and 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.

My order looked different on my computer screen than in person.
Colors vary from monitor to moniter, 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.