Welcome to the Allin Gem Rock Shop based in Woodland Park, CO! We are family-owned and operated and are passionate about bringing the beauty of the natural world to Woodland Park, CO, and across the globe.
The history of the Allin Gem Rock Shop is rooted in our experience loading trucks at the international gem and mineral show in Quartzsite, AZ. A growing love and respect for the natural beauty of minerals and gemstones drive us to find rocks, minerals, and gemstones from all over the world and supply them directly from the source. Working directly with the source, we find the best quality for the best price. We pride ourselves that we will find the best for our customers, both individually and wholesale. At the Allin Gem Rock Shop, we proudly source various crystals, cabochon gemstones, precious stones, gallets, meteors, geodes, fossils, and our unique handmade jewelry. Our store is off of Highway 24 in Woodland Park, CO, and we serve the world through our online shop.
Living in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, we have a unique connection to the rocks and natural world surrounding us. The Rocky Mountains have a rich geological history. Colorado is one of the most heavily mineralized areas globally, with over 30 native gemstones found locally. Colorado gemstones include Agate, Fluorite, Amethyst, Garnet, Jasper, Rose Quartz, Tourmaline, Turquoise, Barite, Aquamarine, Rhodochrosite, Topaz, Amazonite, Smoky Quartz, Diamond, Opal, Peridot, and Sapphire. In addition, Colorado is well known for petrified wood and fossils. At the Allin Gem Rock Shop, we celebrate our geological connection to the region and the earth.
At the Allin Gem Rock Shop, we are driven by our passion for teaching people about what comes from the earth. It is essential to have a connection to the earth. Rocks and crystals celebrate and guide our relationship with the world around us. Whether you are looking for a metaphysical connection or a greater understanding of the connection to the world around you, the Allin Gem Rock Shop is your sanctuary. We carry a wide variety of stones, rocks, and gemstones to guide you on your spiritual journey, connect you with the energy of your chakras and the earth. Your spiritual journal and metaphysical grounding begin at the Allin Gem Rock Shop.
The stone of consciousness. Stone of light, purity and play. Inspires creativity and leads to a boost in the luxury of life
Selenite…Stone of cleansing and charging. Charge your merkaba!
We make all of our own Jewelry. Wire wrapped rings, pendants, bracelets, and earings!!! We also set gemstones and opals into prong settings. Here at Allin Gem we cold forge most of it with love. Every hammer is love, love, love!
When you hammer your wire it strengthens the integrity of the jewelry. By pushing the molecules in the wire closer together just like done on a sword with the assistance of heat. We do not heat the metal before hammering. This makes it harder to flatten. Also the flattened in some places look is really fancy looking.
All of our jewelry is hand made and designed by the wonderful Veronica Michels with love. We believe in raising consciousness and trying to heal the world, so as a small family owned business we put as much good intention and love into all of our jewelry.
Our selection is always rotating and you will receive the exact piece that is pictured when you purchase your jewelry. So don’t miss this opportunity to own a one of a kind piece. Buy now so you dont miss it!!!
If you would like something custom wrapped just email us and we would be happy to do that for you. Especially any sory of stone you find here on the site we can wrap it up before we send it.
We also carry a wide selection of .925 sterling silver chains. We source our chains from Italy so the quality is phenomenal. As far as price and quality, you need to look nowhere else for that perfect chain you need.
A Cabochon is a way of shaping gemstones. It is a gemstone shaped and polished in a rounded dome with a flat back. It is a popular way of preparing gemstones from the Middle Ages before faceted, or many-sided, cuts were possible. The cuts can be circle, freeform, oval, rectangle, square, symmetrical, triangle, or more exotic shapes. It is a window to show the beauty inside the stone.
Softer gemstones with a seven or less on the Mohs scale, such as opal, moonstone, turquoise, and onyx, are often cabochon stones instead of faceted to hide possible scratches. They may also be opaque or translucent instead of transparent. Lower-grade gemstones like garnet, quartz, ruby, and sapphire that would not make an attractive facet, are shaped into beautiful cabochons.
Other gemstones that make beautiful cabochons display optical phenomena. Star sapphires and star rubies get their name from the asterisms, or star effects, seen when rounded and polished. Chrysoberyl and tiger’s-eye are cabochon stones that contain chatoyancy, or cat’s eye effect. The adularescence of moonstone and the iridescence of opals also make them popular cabochon gemstones.
Allin Gem Rock Shop carries a wide variety of beautiful gemstone cabochons, including:
Silver Smithing and Wire Wrapping
Cabochon gemstones are popular in crafting and jewelry making. Using silver to solder along the outside of them creates a custom fit for any piece. Wires are also used to surround and hold cabochon gemstones by expertly coiling, curling, twisting, and bending them around the cabochon. Wire wrapping can be as intricate or as simple as desired and is a popular technique for cabochon gemstone jewelry. We offer handmade jewelry at Allin Gem Rock Shop, including rings, pendants, bracelets, and earrings using wire wrapping and prong settings.
A gallet is an individually selected piece of A grade raw gemstone. It is independently rounded and polished by hand. Each gallet is made individually unique. Gallets are superior to tumble stones because they do not have cracks and flaws and are of higher-quality materials.
Gallets are designed to fit perfectly in the palm. Also called worry stones, palm or thumb stones, they are used to ease anxiety and stress by rubbing the stone. The use of them as self-soothing stones originates in Tibet, Ireland, ancient Greece, and multiple Native American tribes. Metaphysical properties of the gallets’ gemstones are also beneficial.
Black moonstone with white, brown, tan, and gray colors make unique gallets. Moonstones also deflect negativity with gentle energy.
Polychrome Jasper usually has an eye-shaped, circular, or figurative pattern. Using Polychrome Jasper helps embody the true self and channel close energies and internal balance.
Green Apatite is green-yellow and transparent. As a stone, green apatite has relaxing and balanced energy.
Agate is a hard variety of chalcedony. It is known for enhancing mental function and improving concentration.
Meteor are rocks from space that enter the Earth’s atmosphere and impact the surface. Most meteorites originate from asteroids. Although meteorites come from space, they are not all the same. There are three families of space rocks, iron, stone, and stone-iron rocks.
Iron meteor are pieces of radioactively heated iron core asteroids from the Asteroid Belt. Asteroid collisions scatter iron-nickel fragments into space. While entering the atmosphere, the iron meteorites develop small oval depressions called regmaglypts not found on terrestrial rocks.
Stone meteorites come from the crusts of asteroids. When asteroids collide, the stone fragments become meteors. Large pieces that do not disintegrate in the atmosphere impact Earth. Although stone meteorites are most common, they are still rarer than many naturally occurring minerals on Earth. They contain small grain-like spheres of varying sizes and colors named chondrules. Chondrules are not found in terrestrial rocks and may have formed in solar nebula disks.
Stony-iron meteorites are a mixture of nickel-iron and stone and are extremely rare, making up less than 2% of meteorites. There are two kinds of stony-iron meteorites called pallasites and mesosiderites. Pallasites contain olivine, a translucent green crystal, floating in the nickel-iron medium. Mesosiderites are equal parts nickel-iron and stone with angular fragments and irregular inclusions of silicate.
Campo Del Cielo
Campo Del Cielo is a crater field measuring about 2 miles by 12 miles north-northwest of Buenos Ares, Argentina. The meteorite impact was 4-5 thousand years ago. Its 26 craters were first explored in 1576. The largest Campo Del Cielo meteorite named Gancedo was found in 2016, weighing 30.8 tons. In all, 100 tons of iron meteorite have been recovered from the craters.
Tektite is a natural glass formed by the rapid melting and cooling of terrestrial rocks obliterated by meteorite impacts. It is glassy, lacks any microlite of phenocrysts, and contains no water, unlike terrestrial natural glass. They form in pebble-sized splashes, aerodynamically shaped, or layered and are green, brown, or black.
A fossil needs to be over 1 million years old to be considered a fossil technically. Amber is a really good example of this. At Allin Gem we offer a wide selection of fossils. We carry trilobites, ammonites, orthoceras, fish, mosasaurus, petrified wood, and many more unique fossils.
It is our goal to provide the highest quality fossil selection in the world right to your doorstep. We source our fossils direct to the source so you dont have to.
Being a small business that has been running for 17 years, this has taken us to cultural abundance and understanding. We love what we do and appreciate the whole experience and your business.
Alot of our fossils come from madagascar which is an island off africa mainland. A very beautiful place abundant with top notch fossils. Most of which are from the precambrian peroid. This period is 350 to 500 million years ago. Whaaaattt???? WOW!!! thats old!!!
We appreciate your business and time to take a look at our awesome selection and we share a message of love for all. Have a wonderful time!
Geodes look like ordinary semi-spherical rocks on the outside but reveal beautiful crystals inside. They form when water flows hollow cavities in volcanic or sedimentary rock, depositing minerals that form crystals over millions of years. Inside them, there is a microcrystalline layer between the crystals and the outer rock layer called chalcedony. Chalcedony comes in different colors and patterns. Each one is unique, with varying shapes and colors of crystals inside depending on the mineral makeup deposited by groundwater. They are found all over the world but are most common in deserts or volcanic areas. Naturally colored geodes are not as intense as dyed ones and may not have as many exotic colors.
These contain agate, the most common form of chalcedony. They form in a wide variety of colors and striped patterns. When there is no hollow space, it is called a nodule instead of a geode.
They contain violet quartz crystals. The purple color comes from irradiation and the impurities of iron and other transition metals and trace elements. Uruguay, Siberia, Sri Lanka, and Brazil have the most high-quality ones.
These get their color from traces of titanium in the crystals.
They are most commonly white but can be found in various colors, including yellow, brown, orange, pink, red, purple, blue, green, gray, and black.
These, or Celestine Geodes, are typically a sky-blue color from the mineral strontium. However, they can range from yellow, orange, and greenish-grey.
The golden color of Citrine forms from Amethyst. The purple color of Amethyst turns yellow gold under high heat.
They come in many varieties and colors. Pure Quartz Geodes are transparent and translucent. Amethyst Geodes, Citrine Geodes, Rose Quartz Geodes, among others, are all familiar colored varieties of Quartz Geodes.
Rose Quartz Geode
these get their pale pink color from dumortierite. Usually, the rose quartz crystals are translucent instead of transparent.
Precious Stones are minerals chosen for their beauty when cut and polished. Although they are not minerals, pearls and amber are often included as gemstones. In the 1800s, gemstones were categorized into precious and semi-precious stones. Today, those categorizations are often misleading and do not always reflect the value of the individual gemstone. The precious and semi-precious classification has many exceptions.
Traditionally, the Big Four Gemstones, diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires, were precious stones.
Diamonds are composed of carbon and are the hardest, most durable natural substances. They are one of the most popular gemstones because of their bright luster and reaction to light. However, the popularity of diamonds as precious stones has more to do with the aggressive marketing of the diamond industry that diamonds are rare and valuable. Truthfully, diamonds are one of the few gemstones with a consistent supply.
Emeralds are a variety of beryl minerals defined by their rich green color. Emeralds are considered fragile stones because of numerous surface-reaching fractures. Treating emeralds with waxes, oils, and polymers improves their appearance, but it does not improve durability.
Rubies are gemstones of the mineral corundum. Chromium gives it a beautiful red color. However, very few specimens have the color and clarity to produce a quality faceted ruby. Rubies are one of the most popular red gemstones.
Sapphires are also gemstones of the mineral corundum. They have the same chemical composition as rubies; only sapphires are blue because of trace amounts of iron and titanium. Sapphires are one of the most popular blue gemstones.
Traditionally, they were everything besides diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires. The name “semi-precious” is often misleading because there are rare semi-precious gemstones that are more valuable than precious stones. For example, Jadeite is the second most valuable gemstone in the world but is considered a semi-precious stone. Other valuable stones include Taaffeite, Grandidierite, Serendibite, and Black Opal. For this reason, most professional gemologists no longer use the terms precious and semi-precious for gemstones.