About Us

Crystals By Nature - Austin TX

Our Story 


How we began: Crystals By Nature was born in April of 2016 when owner of Nature’s Treasures of Texas, Karen Richards, had the desire to share her passion for crystals and metaphysics outside the Austin based storefront. Crystals By Nature features and sells crystal products online, allowing people all over the U.S. to purchase and appreciate all that Nature’s Treasure’s has to offer. As one of the largest metaphysical stores in the U.S., Nature’s Treasure’s provides Crystals By Nature with an extensive and unique set of products, making the online store truly one of a kind. We pride ourselves on great customer service and high quality products, while finding and enjoying all of Earth’s gifts. Satisfy all of your crystal needs and discover new ways of healing at  CrystalsByNature.com, your #1 stop for everything crystals. 

*We are proudly members of Austin’s Green Business Leaders.*


Meet the Team


Jeff Gray - Operations/Manager

Jeff grew up in Savannah Georgia, shortly after college he transferred with Nabisco Foods to Austin Tx. Following his passion, he  became an Investment Rep for Janus Mutual Funds and then a Stock Broker for Charles Schwab.  After the Market Crash of 9/11, he pursued a technical position at SBC Communications and Microsoft before landing his ultimate job at Apple Inc. Not one to obey authority, he washed his hands of the corporate world and returned to Technical School.  Currently he is wearing multiple hats on the Crystals By Nature team, serving as the webmaster, head of inventory, director of processing and shipping, and full-time photographer. You can either find him on his computer or enjoying Austin’s scenery at Town Lake. 


Grace Snively - Writer

Grace graduated in May of 2015 from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Writing. Since then Grace has held multiple writing positions around Austin, serving as an editorial intern for Austin Woman Magazine and as the Creative Writer for local artist collective SprATX. She was recently asked to join the Crystals By Nature team as the Web Content Strategist. It was then that all of her passions aligned: writing, art, and Earth’s energy. 

Grace is crazy about traveling and hopes that one day her travels and talent as a writer take her all over the world. Her love of healing crystals began not too long ago, and has truly developed into a permanent way of living.


Nancy Barnard - Writer

Nancy has been a writer and blogger at Crystals by Nature since June 2016. Despite a lifelong interest in metaphysics, Barnard is relatively new to the world of crystals (although she did have a rather impressive geode collection as a child). Prior to her tenure at Crystals By Nature, Barnard produced and wrote plays for a community theatre and taught writing at Austin Community College. When not delving into the world of crystals, she enjoys reading, community building and spending time with her family.

Elaine Ireland- Seasonal Inventory and Shipping

Adrienne DeWolf - Seasonal Content Contributor 

Franchesca Meija -Seasonal Processor


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