Cornerstone Minerals on Whitaker Street celebrates nature’s art.
Greg Turner Sr. and his son’s enthusiasm for crystal collecting and fossil finding takes them to mines all across the globe. They tackle trade shows throughout the United States to find and add to their gallery, Cornerstone Minerals.
“We sell a variety of minerals, tumbled and collection pieces and fossil specimens that are over 300 million years old. We offer natural home decor and unique jewelry pieces to become heirlooms,” Turner explained. “Our merchandise is hand-picked from mines, prospectors and trade shows all over the world. We provide our customers with high-quality pieces at a low cost.”
“We’re a good fit for Savannah because we can give visitors a unique experience,” Turner said.
“Our staff is always learning about our products so that they may provide our customers a memorable experience and a new appreciation for earth’s art.”
With their insightful staff, Cornerstone Minerals is more than mineral market or rock shop. The carefully curated store is a museum of knowledge. Their team doesn’t only point customers to stones or gems they might be looking for, but teaches them about the pieces.
“We learn about the geological aspects of minerals and fossils that we carry in the store. We consult our reference material when learning about metaphysical properties of different crystals,” Interior Design Saleswoman Melissa Garcia said.
A large selection of jewelry with stunning stones and gems fills the store. Children are delighted to find basketfuls of assorted collectible stones.
“We have minerals and fossils from as far as Australia, Madagascar, Morocco and Argentina. Some are as close as Wilkes County, Georgia,” Turner revealed.
Item pricing varies widely, from $1 per gram for kyanite and tumbled stones starting at $2. Others go for as much as $30,000 for museum-quality fossil and mineral specimens. It’s not just a shop for collectors or the “salt of the earth” crowd. It’s a place for curious kids and adults alike to discover and learn about this unique art form nature.
Cornerstone Minerals is located at 36 Whitaker St. For more information, call the store at (912) 298-0200 or go to cornerstoneminerals.com.