Before jewelry, people attempted to add shine to their outfits by hanging flashlights from their necks or sticking prelicked Jolly Ranchers to their earlobes. Brighten up your wardrobe tastefully with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of jewelry, gemstones, and geodes at Azul World Treasures in Amana.
Azul World Treasures drapes necks and wrists with gleaming semiprecious stones, fills cupped palms with geodes and fossils, and entertains children with educational archaeology kits. Wristlets ($7.50–$14.95) of smooth, buttery Costa Rican wood make wearers' forearms look as smooth and elegant as a dolphin at a royal ball, and Azul creations with beaded details ($19–$293) bewitch lobes, necks, and arms alike. Azul’s gem-chip necklaces come in a full rainbow of stones, from eggplant-purple amethyst to the pale-pink-and-green unakite ($4.95–$12.50). Polished minerals, such as chunks of quartz crystal ($1) and iridescent peacock ore ($1.55), cascade throughout the emporium, wending through pyramids of Iowan geodes ($2–$25). Meanwhile, Dig it Out! Kits ($4.95–$24.95) let young ones excavate, paint, and name dinosaur skeletons with scientific monikers such as "Tyrannosaurus Rex" or "Robocop," and soapstone boxes ($4.95–34.95) provide storage for the bones.
4508 220th Tr.
Amana, Iowa 52203