From what was initially a hobby, owner Karen Richards opened Nature’s Treasures in Austin in 2000. In 2012 she combined the three small stores housed inside sister company TOPS (Texas Office Product Supplies) into the 14,000-square-foot location at 4103 North IH-35.
Nature’s Treasures 7,000 sq.ft. retail showroom includes a large retail store with a wide selection of crystals, minerals, fossils, agates, gemstones, jewelry, Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, salt lamps, books, CD's, cards, candles and incense, Texas souvenirs and unique gifts.
The Rock Yard has mounds of bulk and rough rock lining a path to the Rock Depot, where there are boulders, decorator pieces, natural-scape accents, lapidary equipment, tools, jewelry making materials, and cutting, drilling and polishing services are offered.
Also on site is a 3,000-square-foot Community Event Center and 1,200 sq. ft. Studio perfect for hosting a variety of metaphysical and community events, classes and seminars and available for public rental. A Practitioner's Room provides a convenient location for massage therapists, readers and professionals to meet clients. Along with workshops and events in the Community Event Center, Nature's Treasures also features daily practitioners in the store.