Welcome to Crystalworks, Canada’s finest mineral gallery!

“In a single stone, we can perceive the masterpiece of creation.”

Pliny The Elder 79 AD

 
 

 
 

Hello Crystalworks family!

We hope you are all keeping safe and well as we navigate this challenging time.

We will be adjusting the days and hours we are open to the public for browsing. We remain primarily open by appointment only, and urge you to send us an email at folks@crystalworks.ca to let us what you are interested in so that we can prepare some items for you to view.

Starting June 18th, 2020, we will be open for appointments on the following days from 12 pm – 5:30 pm:

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Saturday

If you are feeling unwell, or have traveled recently, please visit another time. In keeping with recommendations from our local Public Health Authority, please sanitize your hands upon entering the gallery. As we will be wearing masks, we ask that you do the same. We can provide masks if needed, and ask that you maintain a physical distance of 2 meters at all times. We will be allowing a maximum of 4 guests into the gallery at a time.

We can’t wait to welcome you all back in person!

Take care and stay safe,

Susie, Karen, and Andrea

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Founded in 1984, Crystalworks has evolved from a small home-based business to the world-class mineral gallery it is today. The gallery is devoted to promoting fine crystals, minerals, and fossils as works of art and presents the unique opportunity to purchase specimens of a size and quality rarely seen outside of museums.

Each and every object, from the smallest tumbled stone to the largest specimen, is hand-selected by the owners for its beauty and perfection. Crystalworks’ mandate is to sell only ethically mined minerals. We do not sell dyed, man-made, or radiated crystals, or cave formations such as calcite stalactites or stalagmites. We have enjoyed close friendships with our miners and mineral dealers for over 32 years. This allows us access to rare and unique specimens which normally would disappear into private collections and never make it onto the open market.

We also work closely with local and international jewellers, gem carvers, and designers, providing them with select gemstones and crystals and co-designing pieces to create the jewellery, objet d’art, and high-quality gem carvings that are unique to the gallery. Crystalworks also supports cottage industries and fair trade companies in Bali, Peru, Madagascar, Indonesia, and India.

With the new space, it was our goal to create a modern, tranquil, and healthy “green” environment in which to explore the beauty and creativity of our Earth. To this end, the gallery was outfitted with renewable resource bamboo millwork, innovative recycled material countertops, revolutionary LED lighting, low VOC paints, energy-smart appliances, and finishes and furniture in sustainable materials. The floor of the gallery is infused with chlorite to help clear and ground the intense energies within the store.

We are a closely-knit family, both related and chosen, that is inspired by the mineral kingdom. We are passionate about what we do and we love sharing it with others. Opening this new gallery space has allowed us the opportunity to showcase the enormous creativity and beauty that our planet has to offer.