A Little History...

By: Joy Debnath  

  A native to New Orleans, I was raised in the jewelry business mostly traveling and working gem trade shows.  My mother and father are both master jewelers and designers.  I learned stone faceting, cabochon, bead stringing, wire sculpting & more throughout my childhood years.  My experience and education in the Lapidary field led me to pursue a career in the industry and I opened Earth Odyssey in 2004. 


     Less than a year later, my parents' life's work, business and home were completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and my own fledgling business struggled to stay afloat as the tourist industry crumbled in the French Quarter.  With only a handful of my own customers, I joined forces with my mother and father and we shared my French Quarter storefront for 1 year which allowed us to keep both of our businesses alive.  They have now reopened their fine jewelry store, J&M Jewelry,  in St. Bernard Parish and Earth Odyssey has blossomed into a sanctuary of jewelry, crystals & magic as we have expanded our merchandise to include not only fine sterling silver gemstone jewelry and premium quality minerals/fossils but also an array of metaphysical paraphernalia, gemstone beads for making jewelry, essential oils, herbs & books.


Seeking to fulfill the requests of our customers, we began offering holistic services and psychic readings in 2011.  At Earth Odyssey, it is our mission to foster a desire for holistic living and self improvement through the use of gemstones, natural products and spiritual guidance.We continue to thrive thanks to the dedicated people that make up our Earth Odyssey team.  Come and meet us and I am sure that you will feel the positive vibes and go home with something that will improve your well being.


Joy Debnath - Owner

Joy, a New Orleans native,  has worked tirelessly for the past sixteen years to make Earth Odyssey a choice destination for people who have an affinity for gemstones, jewelry and holistic lifestyles.  She hand selects every piece in the store and handles all aspects of marketing and web design. She educates both staff and customers alike on the world of jewelry, gems and metaphysics.


Ricky - Lead Sales Associate

Ricky, a New Orleans native, has degrees in Psychology, Fine Arts and Micro Biology.  He has a passion for learning and a natural ability to connect with others on all levels. His lifetime of experience in Retail Sales and management aids our team as our business continues to grow.


Brett - Sales Associate

Brett, a Texas native, has called New Orleans home since the 90's.  In addition to his background in banking and the medical field, he is an ordained minister and a jewelry connoisseur.  He has an eye for style and he can help guide you towards finding beautiful gems that will aid you in connecting you with your inner spirit.  

Shelby - Sales Associate

Shelby, a New Orleans native, has a passion for music and an extensive knowledge of gemstones and how they can be used to aid your being.  She educates our sales staff and clients about the scientific and metaphysical properties of rocks, minerals and gems. She takes pleasure in sharing her knowledge with others. 


Ryan - Sales Associate

Ryan, a New Orleans native, has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology with a Minor in Criminal Justice. His added background in retail sales and the world of metaphysics brings a wealth of knowledge to our team.  He is empowered by his intuition and able to give frequency raising meditation advice.  His passion is to recommend the best crystals to help heal and enhance your life journey.


Juliet - Inventory, Social Media & Online Store Coordinator

Juliet, a Pennsylvania native, has a Bachelor's degree in English and has called New Orleans home since 2014. She grew up with a fascination for the natural world, which led her to begin collecting rocks & crystals at a young age. She harbors a deep knowledge of tarot, natural magic and the esoteric and she is devoted to helping people through her spiritual work.  Her meticulous attention to detail is a welcome addition to our team.


Kay - Psychic Reader

Gifted in the art of Divinity Readings and Psychic Tarot, Kay brings years of experience to the table as a reader and energy healer. She enlightens and empowers her clients by connecting with spirit guides and using her intuitive abilities to inspire, uplift and help others to overcome the hurdles of life.


Alta - Psychic Reader
Alta is of Nez Pierce, Blackfoot & French Ancestry. She is a Medium or "Seer" and her gifts assist her in all that you inquire about with the one and only truth.  She has shared her gifts for four decades with people both nationally and internationally.  She is an open and unbiased Shano Da Nai "Child of Wind".

Isabella - Psychic Reader

Isabella has been tuned into the angelic realm all of her life.  She works with Archangel Michael for protection and Archangel Raphael for healing.  As a healer, she visualizes the highest good for all who come to see her


Carol Carol - Psychic Reader
Carol is a medium and intuitive reader who feels blessed to have her spirit and ancestral guides to receive messages. Her goal is to enlighten clients to their best life and true calling as well as guide them on their journey.

Nila & Nimai - The Earth Odyssey Rockhounds

Nila & Nimai know their gemstones.  They are both aspiring artists and you can find their artwork depicting minerals and fossils available for sale at Earth Odyssey.  They also enjoy bead stringing and rock mining and they help to choose the fossils and minerals that you find in the store.



306 Chartres Street

New Orleans, LA 70130


© Copyright 2017 Earth Odyssey - All Rights Reserved


306 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130    504.581.1348    info@earthodysseynola.com
© Copyright 2017 Earth Odyssey - All Rights Reserved