Welcome to Crystalworks, Canada’s finest mineral gallery!
“In a single stone we can perceive the masterpiece of creation.”
Pliny The Elder 79 AD
Spring 2018 Newsletter
by Crystalworks March 22nd, 2018
Greetings Crystalworks community!
Spring has finally sprung and the flowers are starting to appear!
Druzy stones are the topic of the month.
Sometimes “Druzy” is written as druse or drusy. It is a coating of sparkling, fine crystals on a rock face. Druzy can grow over just about any stone matrix. Druzy stones also form with minerals such as calcite, dolomite and garnet. Druzy can be found in any location where there is a place for water to collect and evaporate on the rocks. It most often forms along shorelines and riverbeds. A druzy coating of crystals resembles glittering snow or sugar.
The metaphysical energy of druzy is the same as the material it is made of and is similar to that of crystal clusters. Folks have used druzy quartz for facilitating group spiritual work and meditations. Further, druzy quartz is known to promote creativity and relaxation. One can use druzy to charge and enhance the energy of other stones. We are starting to see the cherry blossoms just starting to bud on the trees that line the gallery’s street outside. Happy Spring from the folks at Crystalworks!
To celebrate spring we are having a sale on all in store and online jewelry and bowls! Please use coupon code MothersDay2018 for a 20% discount online.
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.