And though some New Yorkers may roll their eyes, the use of crystals and gemstones dates back to ancient civilizations.
Here are the best, top-rated crystal, rock & mineral shops we’ve found across NYC, which range some metaphysical shops to more high-end jewelry stores to perfect picks for geology buffs.
Enjoy checking out these neighborhood gems (no pun intended)!
1. Rock Star Crystals, Chelsea
This longtime midtown rocks & minerals store has one of the largest collections in NYC. They house over 160 different crystals and minerals, but stock is constantly changing, so be sure to check back in often. There is also a separate Gallery of Gems, and Metaphysical Store specializing in crystal healing, gemstone healing, and chakra stones and jewelry.
Where: 146 W 26th St
2. Ruby’s House of Crystals, Brooklyn
Nestled in Cobble Hill, this beloved crystal shop opened in 2017. Find crystals, gemstones, antiques, and handmade jewelry in their local Brooklyn shop. They also sell much of their inventory online (you can search by chakra, zodiac, birthstone and more), and have a wide range of prices with affordable options under $5, $10 and $15.
Where: 119 Columbia St, Brooklyn
3. Astro Gallery of Gems, Midtown
If you’re more into the rocks and gems rather than crystals, Astro Gallery may be the perfect spot for you. You’ll feel as if you’ve entered a museum with their high-end displays and massive geodes. They’ve been in business for over 60 years, and inventory changes every single day. This is definitely more of a visit for more investment pieces, as they’ve serviced clients like Salvador Dali, John Lennon, David Letterman and Goldie Hawn. It’s also the world’s largest gem and mineral gallery — so still amazing to even just look around!
Where: 417 5th Avenue
4. Modern Mystic Shop, Bowery
This cute metaphysic store sells all sort of crystals and products to help you deepen your unique style of mysticism. They also offer walk-in readings and tarot readings by appointment, so you can ensure you’re getting a product that serves you uniquely! Plus, they have a load of self-care candles and tarot workshops to help you learn more about the process.
Where: 248 Elizabeth St
5. Stick, Stone & Bone, Greenwich Village
Stick, Stone & Bone has been a Village institution for over 30 years, specializing in gems, crystals, high-quality incense, sacred herbs, and dreamcatchers. The founding owner, Yolanda Miller has Cherokee and Aztec lineage and is committed to supporting Native American artists, craftspersons, and communities by “providing a space through which their crafts and cultures could be shared with the world.”
They are currently open with temporary limited hours Monday – Sunday 12-7 p.m. But their online store is always open and they offer next day shipping on all orders placed Monday – Saturday.
Where: 113 Christopher St
6. Original Products Botanica, The Bronx
This Bronx superstore has been family owned and operated since 1959. Specializing in anything spiritual, New Age and occult, they hold firmly to tradition and all of their products — from specially prepared candles to rare essential oils to gems and minerals — are made with the same exact methods and proven formulas developed over the last 50 years. You can even search by “desire” on their online store (money drawing, love and attraction anyone?)!
Where: 2486 Webster Ave, Bronx
7. The Oracle Shop, Bushwick
The queer & woman-owned shop sells crystals and minerals, as well as ceremonial and spiritual cleansing supplies, jewelry, tarot cards, books, candles and more. Her first job in New York was actually at the above Original Products Botanica, where she
Where: 164 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn
8. Crystals Garden NYC, East Village
Like its name suggests, this adorable East Village shop sells both crystals AND tons of plants! Find a wide variety of precious healing crystals (both raw and specimens), tumbled stones, jewelry, and exotic plants.
Where: 247 E 10th St
9. Fountain of Youth, Ridgewood
This organic & metaphysical shop in Queens houses toxic-free beauty, organic products, crystals, incense, sage and natural jewelry. It’s family and woman-owned, and is perfect for burgeoning crystal users and the owner and staff is very informative, according to reviews.
Where: 6645 Fresh Pond Rd # 2, Queens
10. Namaste Bookshop, Union Square
With over 10 years under its belt in the neighborhood, Namaste Bookshop and is chock-full of Eastern & Western philosophy books, tarot cards, crystals, pendulums, calendars and more. Most visitors comment on how wonderful the energy is inside. Head a few door downs to 6. W. 14th St. for their new Namaste Crystal Shop with an even larger selection.
Where: 2 W 14th St.
Bonus: The Evolution Store, NoHo
This unique shop has plenty of meteorites, fossils and minerals — plus more uncommon items like preserved & mounted specimens, skulls, skeletons and truly one-of-a-kind home decor and art.
Where: 687 Broadway