The Citrine Circle was born out of a lifelong passion for crystals and minerals by husband and wife team Emma and Stu. We know that not everyone is lucky enough to have a local crystal and rock shop (certainly not in the UK!), so we opened an Etsy Shop at the start of 2018, with a focus on customer service, and honest and accurate selling so you know that what you see is exactly what you will receive. We wanted to have a shop that sells beautiful crystals, whilst helping our customers to learn more about the history of these beautiful stones. We hand select the crystals in the shop so that you can be assured we only sell the very best.
We also love to go and mine our own crystals whenever possible - the Oregon Sunstone you see for sale has all been dug by us, along with other various crystals that we offer up for sale occasionally. Cutting and polishing is a newer passion as we finally have a machine, and Stu in particular has been creating gorgeous freeforms and slices that have been wonderful to be able to offer to you.
We're also very passionate about sourcing - 'ethically sourced' is a buzzword that is thrown around a lot at the moment, but we wanted to dig a little deeper into what that actually means. We work carefully to deal with suppliers and miners that we know and trust, and build relationships with them. Wherever possible we will visit international gem shows such as Tucson and the St Marie show and meet the wonderful people who dig these crystals for a living, such as our favourite Herkimer miner in New York, or the Brazilian family who create custom carvings for us. We always love finding something new and unusual to offer our customers (and often keep something for our collection too!).
We love getting to show you all our new finds, and if you have the time, join our Facebook group where we do live previews before every website update, so you can get to know the crystals (and us!) , see everything up close, and maybe even learn something new about them! Our group can be found here: www.facebook.com/groups/thecitrinecircle
If you are ever interested in something we don't have on the website, do get in touch as we have new stock coming in all the time from our frequent supplier trips. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, as we often share exclusive offers on new crystals before they even make it to the online shop!
We also have a growing set of resources in the 'Resources' tab on to help you learn more about crystals and how to work with them, plus how to spot fakes and make sure you know what you're buying. We also created a free Crystal Guide App for both Android and iOS that is packed with both geological and metaphysical information for over 370 different crystals. Find out more about it here.
As on online retailer, we find it really important to be as eco friendly as possible. Our top priority is ensuring your crystals arrive in perfect condition, but also in a way that has as little impact on the planet as possible. We use box suppliers who create our boxes out of recycled materials, and our padded envelopes are from FSC certified sources.
We're also suckers for a good loyalty scheme, so we're very excited to be able to offer our own - sign up to earn money off and free crystals! Find out more about it here.