A Family Business
Taos Rockers, located in the Taos, New Mexico, historic district in an adobe-and-viga storefront, has been in business since 2008. Owned and operated by Cortney Stewart and Anne Brenner (both Taos born, raised and current residents), the store has three rooms filled with all things mineral and rock - mineral and fossil specimens, jewelry, decor items, loose crystals and polished pebbles, stoneware, books, maps and more.
Taos Rockers owners Anne and Cortney consider themselves Taoseños. Anne’s family started residency in Taos in the late 1890’s, while Cortney’s parents didn’t start dancing on tables at the Taos Inn until the late 1940’s. Both graduated from Taos High School and re-met at their 30th class reunion. Taos Rockers celebrated its fifteenth anniversary October 15, 2023.
Our way of doing things...
from Taos Rockers owners Anne Brenner and Cortney Stewart
We attend various gem and mineral show s throughout the region as buyers. We have been attending the Denver spring (April) and Denver fall (September) and Albuquerque (March) shows since 2003, and the Tucson show since 2004.
Over the years we have established working relationships with many dealers throughout the world. When possible, we prefer to work with families who are active in the industry - those whose family actively mine or collect, prep, polish, design, manufacture and market minerals, fossils, jewelry, stoneware and related items. We are proud to be friends of a family of three brothers who operate mines in Brazil and whose sons are being groomed for the business. Our friends from Peru employ dozens of artisans polishing, shaping and carving material while operating a warehouse run by mother, daughter and son. There's the father/daughter team that supplies us with jewelry from India and the husband and wife designing jewelry in Canada.
The list goes on and on including families from China, Australia, Germany, Madagascar and Morocco. We also actively purchase from small mining operators and collectors - eliminating middlemen and keeping prices affordable.