Consciously Sourced Crystals - What Does It Even Mean?
What does it mean to be Consciously Sourced?
Ethical standards in the crystal community can be broad and varied depending on where you purchase your crystals from. Unless you are purchasing directly from the source or own the mine yourself, it can be difficult to ascertain the nature and conditions under which the crystals were mined. Each business has their own definition & practice of sourcing crystals for their store.
Fair Supply Chain
At Priestess Crystals, we strive to procure crystals for our store as close to the original source as possible. In doing so, we have greater quality control, are able to speak directly with knowledgeable locals on the materials & their locality as well as inspect the conditions under which the crystals were mined.
We work with several mining families and small wholesalers who are directly paid when we custom order pieces for our store. This eliminates costs which go to middle men and ensures that the workers themselves are receiving their fair wage.
Raw Golden Crazy Lace Agate hand-selected from the mines
You can be confident that your crystals have been excavated from environments where preservation of the natural landscape and environment is of utmost importance. We ensure that our suppliers comply with national environmental regulations and standards. This helps to ensure that these crystals are not coming from reservoirs that are being over-mined or depleted which can at times, be beyond the control of independent human behaviour.
Processing of Golden Crazy Lace Agate towers by our Indonesian carvers in Sukabumi, West Java
Transparency from Sourcing to Mining and Carving
At Priestess Crystals, our dedicated team conducts regular video phone calls & in person trips with the miners & carvers of our material. Having a first-hand view of the process from mining to carving the crystals you see on our website, allows us to have greater control over who is dealing with the minerals that we source and how they take their final form. We regularly post videos & photos of these on our Instagram & TikTok social channels.
The conditions in the miners & carvers who procure & process these crystals and minerals is of utmost importance to Priestess Crystals & our beloved community of collectors. We never knowingly deal with suppliers that use child labour or endorse it in their business practice and take every step to ensure that our business dealings are transparent to our conscious gem community.