Olde Towne Gemstones

Olde Towne Gemstones We are currently closed for renovation. Hello, welcome to Olde Towne Gemstones. I have been located on the waterfront in Old Town for over 37 years.
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Please click on my web site for more information. While I try to keep regular business hrs. on ocasion I have to leave the shop for various reasons. If you plan a trip please give me a call so I don't miss you. Thank You , Mike

Operating as usual

I can almost smell the coffee !Misha's Coffee coming soon !
03/03/2020

I can almost smell the coffee !
Misha's Coffee coming soon !

Ever changing Old Town !
03/03/2020

Ever changing Old Town !

03/03/2020

YES , moving along on the old shop !
I can almost smell the coffee !

Time moves on. The ever changing waterfront.Getting ready for the remodeling for Mishas Coffee.  The roof will be severa...
08/14/2019

Time moves on. The ever changing waterfront.
Getting ready for the remodeling for Mishas Coffee. The roof will be several feet higher and rooftop access ! What a great river view they will have.
Can't wait to have my first Coffee and slice of apple pie on the rooftop , sit back and let the memories flow !

Hey folks !   its been about 8 months now since I closed OTG. I've enjoyed all the messages from old friends and custome...
03/09/2019

Hey folks !
its been about 8 months now since I closed OTG.
I've enjoyed all the messages from old friends and customers that have been posted on the site. Brings back good memories.
One of the main questions is where can I buy crystals locally ?
The shops that I used to recommend back in the day that I new well closed before I did .Having said that I looked at the local adds on line. Its difficult for me to suggest a particular shop if I haven't been in. I don't want to steer you in the wrong direction.
Looking on line I see a number that sell crystals as a side line , others that sell by appointment only or you can visit them at a show. Others have a lot to choose from and regular hours.
I think phone calls and visits will be the best way to go.
Good crystal hunting, I hope you find the ones that call to you !
MIKE

Sunrise yesterday at the foot of Prince Street.  Good things coming!
08/04/2018

Sunrise yesterday at the foot of Prince Street. Good things coming!

08/04/2018
Last look at the sign.  Now it's hanging on my back porch!
08/04/2018

Last look at the sign. Now it's hanging on my back porch!

Olde Towne Gemstones's cover photo
07/27/2018

Olde Towne Gemstones's cover photo

07/27/2018

Hey folks. Mike here. The day came this month after 44 years when i closed down the shop. This was something that i thought long and hard about as we all do about one day retiring.
While I will miss being at the shop I'll now have the time to pursue other interests that were difficult due to scheduling. At the store I loved meeting and greeting people from all over the world on a daily bases . Their varied stories filled my head and heart with wonder.
Now its time for me to get out there .
I love you and will remember y'all forever. Thanks for making it so.
I think you'll like to see who occupies the shop next.
Spoiler alert , if I see you there I'll join you for a CUP of the best brew in town !
Mike

03/16/2018

Hey everyone. Im in the last stages of selling my building. If it goes well then I will still be in town but the shop will be closed. If it does not then I will be " reviewing my situation " Thanks, Mike

01/19/2018

Hey Folks,
Mike here. During my renovation process I had several offers to first rent and then to purchase my building. I am currently under a contract to sell the building. I have a good feeling about the folks who I am under contract with.If it happens I believe they would be a welcome addition down here on the waterfront.
It has been wonderful bumping into friends on the sidewalk down here and catching up on all the latest gossip.
Thanks again to all my friends and customers who have made it possible for me to be here for over 40 years ! I love you all ! I will post on this site as things move along.
Thanks, MIKE

Timeline Photos
08/22/2017

Timeline Photos

Hey all !    Here is a picture of my new electric  service. Upgrading from a 100 amp to a 200 amp service.     Still won...
08/22/2017

Hey all !
Here is a picture of my new electric service. Upgrading from a 100 amp to a 200 amp service.
Still wondering about staying , leasing or selling so I'm loading for bear.
Thanks to all of you that I have bumped into on the sidewalk or who have sent emails or messages wishing me luck and offering me suggestions and support.
Thanks agin
MIKE

07/04/2017

Hello to everyone out there.
Thank you to all who have been following my OTG page and my ever changing phone messages.
I'm at that point in life where I am comming to a fork on my path. One way
has me staying at the shop the other leasing the building out . I have had some interesting proposals that I am seriously considering.
So stay tuned much more to come very soon.
Have a happy 4th celebration and be careful of things that go BOOM !
MIKE

Hey,      Several new photos  taken today to show how things are going at the shop and just how far I have to go.
05/08/2017

Hey,
Several new photos taken today to show how things are going at the shop and just how far I have to go.

Photos from Olde Towne Gemstones's post
04/06/2017

Photos from Olde Towne Gemstones's post

Hey all !   Still working away on the shop renovation.  Thought I'd  be back open by now but as you can see by yesterday...
04/06/2017

Hey all !
Still working away on the shop renovation. Thought I'd be back open by now but as you can see by yesterday's photos I have a long way to go yet. Jut had all the old wiring removed yesterday next will be some new woodworking ,posts and beams. Followed by painting and staining.
So getting there ! ♡

03/26/2017

Hey folks,
Mike here. It has taken me longer to remodel than I had first planed. I think it would be better called a compleet redo on the inside. Soon as I tear down one thing it leads to another, So far I have torn out allmost all the ceiling and the wall on one side and will be starting on the front window display case followed by removing the back room.I think I will leave the ceiling beams exposed. The last time I did this, about 15 years or so ago I put up ceiling tile , thought it looked good with all the recessed lighting but now it looked too much like a basement. I'm thinking less is better so that's what I'm attempting.
I had not intended for it to take so long but it's best to do it while the shop is closed. I think the finished look will be worth it. I know I need a change. So far I'm excited.
Thanks to those that came by during the sale. Crystals flew off the self.
I lost a little money on each sale but I made up for it in volume...LOL.

So if you will bear with me I hope to make the new look worth the wait.
I'll post some pictures to show you my progress..

I will try to change my closing for renovation time on other sites , something that's hard for me to figure out , Still in the stone age I'm afraid.
Thanks again and thanks to those that I've seen that have wished me well in my endeavor and offered some great ideas.


As always , Mike

02/19/2017

Hello ! I hope your winter is going well so far.
I will be doing some much needed remodeling in the shop (I need a change ) I started about a month ago while the shop is still open. Yesterday (Saturday) I was only able to remove two screws. Danged customers kept getting in the way LOL. So I decided that it would be best to do the work while the store is closed. So starting in a couple weeks I will close for up to a month or so till I'm
finished.
To make some room and to protect some of my largest and more delicate crystal specimens I will be running a 50 % off sale on some selected pieces. So if you have been looking at some crystals in the shop now is the time to buy !
Look forward to seeing you !

as always Mike

12/24/2016

Hey folks !
Merry Christmas eve !
Just wanted to wish each and every one of you best wishes for the holiday season !
Thank you for making this a a great season for the store.Thanks For all of you that passed through my door making this the best year I've had for some time, both spiritually as well as business wise.
Thanks again, Mike

The Other 98%
12/18/2016

The Other 98%

New shipment of amethyst from brazil  and uragua  just in time for the holidays!
12/08/2016

New shipment of amethyst from brazil and uragua just in time for the holidays!

Geodes  from Brazil
10/13/2016

Geodes from Brazil

BRAZILIAN AMETHYST POINTS
10/13/2016

BRAZILIAN AMETHYST POINTS

The site of the new Old Dominion Boat Club next door to the shop on the Potomac  River.
10/13/2016

The site of the new Old Dominion Boat Club next door to the shop on the Potomac River.

CHALCOPYRITE
10/13/2016

CHALCOPYRITE

Quartz crystal angels
10/13/2016

Quartz crystal angels

ROSE QUARTZ ANGELS
10/13/2016

ROSE QUARTZ ANGELS

KYANITE
10/13/2016

KYANITE

Photos from Olde Towne Gemstones's post
09/13/2016

Photos from Olde Towne Gemstones's post

What a wonderful  surprise  this afternoon  when my new friend Lina Safronova graced my store once again to wish me a ha...
09/08/2016

What a wonderful surprise this afternoon when my new friend Lina Safronova graced my store once again to wish me a happy birthday and to share a moment with me to selebrate her Birthday !
Does she not remind you of Carmen Miranda in this photo?
Come back soon Lina ! Happy Birthday !

Fluorite  sphere
09/07/2016

Fluorite sphere

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Any word on if you’re reopening?? 🙏
Are you guys open yet?
Hey Mike, I was in town last week, stopped by to say "Hi" but to my surprise the shop was might I say a little out of sorts! Hope all is well with you, the family and the renovation project.
I wanted to come say hi and get some gemstones this weekend, but saw Google said permanently closed. I refused to believe this because I have been coming here sporadically since I was a kid. Then I gave your shop a call and heard renovations! So I hope renovations are going well! I'm excitedly waiting (un)patiently to see what you have planned! Hope to come get some gemstones from my favorite spot soon!