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Does Nature Gallery have a catalog?
Since no two items are alike, a printed catalog is just not practical. Instead you will find a representation of the
types of items that are available at Nature Gallery on this website. Visit us often and check out new items
which will change every month. If you see something that you are interested in purchasing , please call us or send
us an email and we’ll let you know if that particular item is currently available… If not we are happy to email you some photos of similar items.

Can I buy from Nature Gallery on-line?
Nature Gallery minerals, fossils, jewelry and fine art photographs are not available for purchase on line. The cornerstone of Nature Gallery’s business is the personal connection that we make with our clients from around the country and around the world. Please be in touch with us so that we can provide the personal Nature Gallery shopping experience.

Where do you get all the cool stuff from?
Nature Gallery owner, Carol Garsten attends two major world class gem and minerals shows every year. In addition,
since Nature Gallery has been in business for 17 years in Palo Alto, several mineral and fossil dealers select the best items that they can find and bring them directly to the gallery.

Do you make all the jewelry?
Nature Gallery owner, Carol Garsten, designs a line of jewelry “87Rocks” which is sold exclusively at Nature Gallery. There are two collections per year in this one of a kind line. Garsten is known for her exquisite asymmetric earrings and her combinations of such items as dinosaur egg shell and moldavite tektite. Other jewelry designers represented at Nature Gallery include: Judith Ubick, Sasa, Baraka, Go Jolly, Joanne Dowdy, Monarch and Jewelry by Claire.

What forms of payment do you accept at Nature Gallery?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Checks and of course, Cash.

Do you offer Layaway? How does it work?
Yes, Nature Gallery offers a 90 day layaway. Many times people fall in love with something that they did not expect to find! You can place an item(s) on layaway by giving us a 25% non refundable deposit. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Once an item is on layaway it is removed from the gallery display. You can make payments along the way or pay the balance at the end of the layaway period. Some customers like to visit with their layaway items when they come to make payments! Others plan to wait 90 days to pick up the item….but they find they just can’t wait and come in within a couple of weeks. There is no service charge for layaway…but it is a firm deal…so be sure that you really want it.

Did you used to be located at Town & Country in Palo Alto?  Do you still have a location there?

Yes, we were located at T&C for 17 years in a small space on the corner next to the Korean BBQ. We moved to our new, twice as big location, at the corner of 2nd and State Street  in downtown Los Altos on February 12, 2012.  Our Los Altos location is currently the only location of Nature Gallery.

If I want to shop all day in Los Altos, how can I do this without getting a parking ticket?

Nature Gallery provides for it’s wonderful customers, a single use all day parking pass.  The next time you are shopping at Nature Gallery, just ask us and we’ll give you a pass so you can shop in lovely downtown Los Altos without being stressed about parking 🙂

How long will the SFMOMA exhibits be in downtown Los Altos?

These wonderful exhibits will be in locations throughout the downtown until early March, 2014. Stop by Nature Gallery for a map of the SFMOMA on The Go Project Los Altos map or visit sfmoma.org for more information.