ThrowinStones

Gem Minerals, Metaphysical Lapidary and Jewelry

Asheville, North Carolina
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Throwin' Stones offers ethically sourced Mineral Specimens, Lapidary Rough, Crystals, and Jewelry in a wide variety of stones. We specialize in Ajoite, Papagoite, Rhodochrosite, Tourmaline, Amethyst, Quartz, Charoite, Aquamarine, and many more stone types! Our products make great gifts for enthusiasts and collectors!

Throwin' Stones is a family-owned and operated business based in the Appalachian Valley of Asheville, North Carolina. We have been procuring and selling minerals internationally since 2001. We travel to the Source to obtain our offerings. Through our deep love and appreciation for stones it brings us great pleasure to be in service to you!

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Last updated on Apr 21, 2022

throwinstones.com
Throwin' Stones offers ethically sourced Mineral Specimens, Lapidary Rough, Crystals, and Jewelry in a wide variety of stones. We specialize in Ajoite, Papagoite, Rhodochrosite, Tourmaline, Amethyst, Quartz, Charoite, Aquamarine, and many more stone types! Our products make great gifts for enthusiasts and collectors!

Throwin' Stones is a family-owned and operated business based in the Appalachian Valley of Asheville, North Carolina. We have been procuring and selling minerals internationally since 2001. We travel to the Source to obtain our offerings. Through our deep love and appreciation for stones it brings us great pleasure to be in service to you!

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About ThrowinStones

Sales 277,152
On Etsy since 2016

A Labor of Love

Hello! Throwin Stones is a family owned and operated business based in the Appalachian Valley of Asheville, North Carolina. We have travelled the world extensively and developed reliable and ethical sources for mineral specimens, crystals, and lapidary rough on every continent. We have been procuring and selling top grade and hard to find healing crystals, minerals and supplies for crystal enthusiasts, artisans, designers, metaphysical healers and collectors internationally for 20 years. We are proud to offer all types of metaphysical and healing crystals and minerals from around the world in our store in addition to beautiful, handcrafted jewelry, cabochons, rough and tumbled stones! If you are looking for pure, high energy crystals, you've come to the right place!

Throwin Stones has exhibited at many of the major minerals shows worldwide including Tucson, Denver, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Munich. Currently, we are putting our attention towards online platforms by offering worldwide sales of our diverse stone collection, which continues to grow daily! Our focus has always been on finding the new, rare, unique, uncommon and most desirable rocks & minerals. We travel to the Source to obtain our offerings!

Have a look around our collection here and feel free to contact us with any questions. We appreciate your visit and from all of us at Throwin Stones, thank you for your business!

We have a sister store, Crystal Shop USA, that specializes in tumbles and jewelry.
etsy.com/shop/CrystalShopsUSA

Sincerely,
Nicole

Shop members

  • Nicole James

    Owner

  • Rusty James

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on May 13, 2022

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
The stone business for us is a labor of love. We are elated that it is our job to find proper homes for the stones that seek us out. We want YOU to be happy with what you received from Throwin' Stones and the transaction that you experienced. This for us is an integral part of doing business with these fascinating natural products. If you are not happy with what you receive, please let us know immediately upon delivery.

All items are sold as is but exchanges or returns are accepted within 30 days of receiving items if they are not as described. Buyer pays return shipping unless we have arranged otherwise, and we are not responsible for shipping carrier loss or damage. Items must be carefully packed with all original packaging.

If the stone does not "feel right" to you, we ask that you pay return shipping to get it back to us so we can find its proper home. Please DO NOT select "item not as described" if you file a return for this reason.

We reserve the right to decide if it will be either an exchange or a return that we can offer until we receive the item(s) being returned. For exchanges and returns, we reserve the right to retain a restocking fee. The fee will be 10% of the item amount, withheld from the refund amount.

Due to hygiene safety, we CANNOT ACCEPT RETURNS on Amber Ear Plugs.

Please do not leave less than 5 stars without contacting us first. All products are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. If you do not contact us before you leave a review, we really cannot help as we are not even given the chance to assist. Thank you for understanding!
Payment
Etsy Direct Checkout. We will not ship items until payment has cleared.

Coupon codes and sales cannot be used with custom orders or bulk orders that have already been discounted. Please contact us with any questions. Thanks!
Shipping
We ship worldwide! Shipping occurs five to six days a week from Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Our standard shipping options are:
Domestic orders = USPS 1st Class, USPS Priority Mail, FedEx 2 Day, or UPS Ground; our choice
PO Boxes = USPS First Class or Priority; our choice
International orders = UPS Worldwide Economy, Standard, or Expedited; our choice.
If you pay for a shipping upgrade, we will use that service.
For jewelry orders over $500, we require signature confirmation.

My Etsy store is set to free shipping for domestic orders over $35, which is stated on my store banner. Etsy will display items over $35 as being 'FREE shipping', and items under $35 as being 'Free shipping eligible' with the requirement for free shipping being that the post discount subtotal is over $35. No code is needed once the order subtotal reaches $35.

Make sure your ADDRESS IS CORRECT AND COMPLETE. If your package arrives at someone else’s address because you gave us an incorrect address, we are NOT responsible for replacing your lost package. If we receive the package returned to us, you are responsible for the second shipping charge and will be billed before we can reship your package to the correct address. If we do not receive the package returned to us, you may place another order.

In order to see shipping options and cost, you may have to complete the purchase process past the payment method in order to view and select shipping options.

Shipping carriers may take longer than their service declares. We are not responsible if the shipping carrier is unable to achieve their delivery schedule.

We use shipping carriers and services that we trust to be reliable, however, sometimes issues occur. While we can assist you with filing a claim, we are not responsible if a shipping carrier loses or damages your package. For your protection, you may purchase insurance on your package, which would facilitate a possible refund or reshipment of your order should the carrier fail to deliver it to you.

Insurance coverage ends once your package is marked as delivered. If your location is vulnerable to theft after package delivery, you may purchase Signature Confirmation. Please note, Signature Confirmation is only available with UPS Ground, so if you choose Signature Confirmation, that is the service we will use.

Some customers may wish to purchase both insurance and Signature Confirmation. Please search our shop listings for “Shipping Insurance Protection and Signature Confirmation Upgrades” in order to purchase. https://www.etsy.com/listing/1091687840/shipping-insurance-protection-and

If you receive your package and it was damaged during shipping, you must be able to provide a photo of the damaged packaging and/or the damaged item in order for us to have everything we need to file an insurance claim. A refund may not be provided if you are unable to provide photos of the damaged packaging and item for insurance purposes.


INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
While we have a quick processing time and ship your order within 1-2 days of receiving it, sometimes tracking will not begin for several days. If your tracking number does not show any movement on your package, please be patient. Carriers will often be in possession of packages but not show updated tracking information, even though the package is indeed moving. As we only have the same tracking information you have, please be patient and wait for your package to show movement before contacting us asking where your package is.

On average, UPS Worldwide Economy takes 5-12 days and UPS Worldwide Expedited takes 2-5 days for packages to arrive at their final destination. HOWEVER, sometimes these services can have delays, and we have experienced on rare occasions it can take 8 weeks or longer, depending on your country and your customs office. Be patient and please do not leave negative or neutral feedback without first contacting us to resolve the issue. We understand you need to be protected, and we want you to feel safe shopping with us. Please allow ample time for mail to arrive before you take action. Thank you!

International customers may have to pay duty and/or VAT taxes upon receipt of the item. We will do our best to ensure that you do not incur duty, but we are not responsible for any taxation that you may incur.

If you refuse an international shipment upon delivery, we are unable to refund you for the order.
Additional policies and FAQs
From all of us at Throwin Stones, thank you for your business!
Privacy
Throwin Stones is very conscious and sensitive of your right to privacy. As a result, we do not record any personal information during your visit to our Etsy Shop except when you provide it to purchase our products, register an account, and/or subscribe to our newsletter. Our mailing list is private and is never given to a third party source - when you sign up with Throwin Stones, the only communication you will receive as a result will be on behalf of Throwin Stones exclusively. We also greatly appreciate our European customers and are very sensitive to your right for privacy. We comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and also Etsy's Privacy Policy. Please contact us with any questions. Thank you!

More information

Last updated on Jun 24, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Most listings have a size and weight listed at or near the top of the listing description. Some listings offer a dropdown box where you can choose from different sizes.

The photos are taken with a macro lens so they will appear larger. That's why I always include measurements as well as a photo next to a ruler to give reference to the actual size.

Care instructions

Feel free to leave a note with your order explaining any special handling requests. Thank you! You can also contact us via Etsy conversations.

Custom and personalized orders

We do offer custom orders for some of the minerals, crystals, gems, and jewelry available in our Etsy shop. Contact us via Etsy Conversations with your custom order requests and we will get back to you promptly. Thanks!

Stone Source and Quality

Over the past 20 years I have developed great relationships with ethical and reputable sources for my stones. I do my best to source only authentic and untreated stones, and will mention in the listings if they have been treated or if I have any uncertainty about them.

Sales

We run frequent sales in our store. Please enjoy our reduced prices during these sales. We honor any reduced pricing DURING the sale only. Please do not expect that we will be able to offer the same reduced pricing once a sale has ended. If you miss a sale, feel free to visit the store to see when we might be running a sale again in the future. We do not announce our sales ahead of time.

Germany

On January 1, 2019, Germany’s Packaging Act (VerpackG) came into effect, imposing requirements on online retailers (including Etsy shops) selling to buyers in Germany. The Packaging Act promotes recycling and reuse of packaging materials (e.g. cardboard boxes, tape, bubble wrap, etc). My company Throwin’ Stones is registered with LUCID, which is the Packaging Register of the Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Foundation Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR). Producers/distributors pay a license fee to the dual system for the collection, sorting, and recycling of the packaging they introduced to the market. My dual system partner is Activate by Reclay. Much of our packaging is reusable, and when worn out, please recycle.