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Hours
Mon – Fri :  11 AM – 7 PM
Sat :  10 AM – 7 PM
Sun :  12 PM – 5 PM
World of Rocks Logo
Hours
Mon – Fri :  11 AM – 7 PM
Sat :  10 AM – 7 PM
Sun :  12 PM – 5 PM
Looking down on the shop floor
Take a peek inside!
Colorful Tumbled Stones
Kids get a free rock!
Sketch of custom pendant
Custom Jewelry
Pieces of smooth amber

Explore & Discover

World of Rocks is your source for unusual fossils, colorful minerals, and a selection of crystals that you have to see to believe! We have something new on the shelves every single day, and so much more is on the way! Whether you’re a seasoned rock hound, an artist who needs material or inspiration for your next project, or just love beautiful things – you’re sure to discover something you love.

And remember, kids of all ages are always welcome at World of Rocks!

Pieces of smooth amber

Cutting & Polishing

Unlock the true potential of your favorite stones! Whether it’s a rock from a beach, a mineral you found in a field, or a pebble in your shoe – allow us to use our state of the art workshop to polish your collection. We also have the ability to cut stones into pieces or halves.

Slice boulders! Polish geodes! Custom Cabochons! Make display slabs!

Contact us today for a quote on our lapidary services.

ID & Appraisals

Don’t know what rock you have? Bring it in for a FREE identification! We also offer appraisals on individual pieces and collections.

We Buy Collections! – Cleaning out your basement? Moving? Inherited a rock collection? We are always looking to buy attractive, high quality, and unusual pieces. Make an appointment today to bring in your items, or we may be able to come out to you.

Interactive Microscope!

See crystals larger than life under our Microscope! You can bring in your own stones to see what they look like up close on a 50-inch screen, or explore any of our vast collection of specimens.  Take pictures of the tiny world or take home a microscope of your very own! 

Our Location

FREE PARKING is conveniently located directly across the street, and metered street parking is also available. 

World of Rocks is located in Historic Downtown Ypsilanti, in a building that (in the last 100 years) has housed galleries, barber shops, and even horses. For over 20 years, World of Rocks has supplied southeast Michigan with the finest in gemstones, crystals, rocks, fossils, meteorites, and jewelry.

We are accessibly located just down the road from I-94 and US-23, and only a short drive from Ann Arbor, Detroit, and the Canadian border!

Hours
Mon – Fri :  11 AM – 7 PM
Sat :  10 AM – 7 PM
Sun :  12 PM – 5 PM

“Love this shop!
A literal gem of Ypsilanti,
with sustainable and ethical
business practices.”

Slice of Orange Agate

“Took the family to World of Rocks downtown tonight. If you haven’t been there since the change in ownership, you’re in for a treat, especially if you have kids interested in rocks, crystals, and geology in general. Very welcoming, very kid friendly.

Phil, the new co-owner, is excited about education… They’ve got a microscope/LCD screen setup that you’re allowed to use to take a closer look at pretty much anything in the store (I suggest trying the star sand), and he welcomed us to bring in any of our own rocks from home and he’ll do free identifications.

There’s an amazing variety of rocks, jewelry, and artifacts with prices that you can afford to let the kiddos explore and take a few things home without emptying your wallet. The new owners have done a fantastic job, and are happy to help the customers learn. Can’t wait to go back again when they get some new florescent light sensitive stones in.”

We   Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti is a magical place full of history. There is a connection among the people who live here, where we strive to see each other grow and succeed. As we see Ypsi develop into a new renaissance of business and culture, we can’t help but feel pride. 

Our passion for our home extends into our customer service. We strive to give you a comfortable place to view the world’s most beautiful crystals, along with interesting stories and science to make you love our treasures even more. 

While you are here, you are next door to some of the most unique and fun shops in Ypsilanti. You’re just a short walk from several delicious local restaurants, a homemade ice cream parlor, or perhaps you’d prefer a relaxing stroll next to the Huron River in one of our city’s many beautiful parks. Browse Ypsi’s world-class antique shops, museums, and fun novelty businesses that are great for kids.

Visit Ypsilanti and you’ll quickly discover what a hidden gem this city can be!

We   Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti is a magical place full of history. There is a connection among the people who live here, where we strive to see each other grow and succeed. As we see Ypsi develop into a new renaissance of business and culture, we can’t help but feel pride. 

Our passion for our home extends into our customer service. We strive to give you a comfortable place to view the world’s most beautiful crystals, along with interesting stories and science to make you love our treasures even more. 

While you are here, you are next door to some of the most unique and fun shops in Ypsilanti. You’re just a short walk from several delicious local restaurants, a homemade ice cream parlor, or perhaps you’d prefer a relaxing stroll next to the Huron River in one of our city’s many beautiful parks. Browse Ypsi’s world-class antique shops, museums, and fun novelty businesses that are great for kids.

Visit Ypsilanti and you’ll quickly discover what a hidden gem this city can be!

Come meet us!

As of 2015, the business changed ownership to a husband and wife duo. In 2016, it expanded into a large 1700 square foot neighboring space, making it one of the largest rock shops in Michigan. With science as our focus, our goals have been to promote education, to inspire curiosity, and to showcase the beauty of our planet. See you soon!