“My story begins in 1985. I attended an Introduction to Crystals course in Vancouver, BC. It was at this course that I obtained my first quartz crystal. Very quickly my collection of specimens had grown and I knew I wanted to share them with others.
"Just 3 short years later, is when I sold my very first crystal, (technically I sold 3 to my closest friends). Soon, it was just me and my small box of samples, which I would take to various stores not far from my home. I was surprised and pleased to see the instant response to the natural beauty of crystals. It became clear that I had found my purpose. I knew I wanted everyone to have a crystal.”
"I soon opened my one bedroom apartment to sell a few stones and crystals. Shortly after, I had crystals stored in every nook and cranny that you could imagine, including stones under the bed and quartz in the oven. The seed for natural products was planted in that apartment."
“My first product was a plant crystal, but then I realized that a crystal could be put anywhere. My goal became to make crystals available to everyone. In this spirit, I enjoyed putting my creativity to work. I had bought my first 55 gallon barrel of amethyst clusters from Tucson, Arizona and got it up to my second-floor apartment. On the floor of my 1 bedroom, was where I started making Creations on Crystals™, which were pewter wildlife figures glued onto amethyst.”
Greg in Brazil with a supplier
"In 1990, I met Linda-Ann who later became my wife and partner. Together we started forming a bigger vision, shaping our future, and the business along with it. She even traveled to Brazil and Asia with me on buying trips in the early days. Our skill sets were perfect complements and the company started to flourish. New items were developed with the idea that they would be unique and timeless. Linda-Ann was incredibly supportive, and knew that these ideas could be big sellers. So, with her nudge (or shove, depends on who you ask), the next item was a little assortment of colourful rocks called Rocks-in-a-Box, followed by Canadian Rocks, and Canadian Rockies. These last two products are still with us."
"The items we created needed to have some perpetuity and durability, and yet reflect the natural beauty of the earth. I took my talents to the drawing board again and created the Medicine Bag. These bags not only had a crystal, but also offered a bit of indigenous history, and originally were made with deer hide."
"As time passed, these products were no longer enough to satisfy the
growing demand for natural products, so I went travelling to find selenite
lamps and fossils from Morocco, meditation pillows from India, and
singing bowls from Nepal. While at a show in Hong Kong I was referred
to an Ashram in India hand making Nature’s Garden incense. We still
carry these natural and uplifting scents (with the perfect name too!).
I liked India so much, I accidentally missed my return plane."
"As we celebrate our 30th year in business, we recognize the contribution that you, our customers, have made to our success. Enjoy the many new items that we continually strive to bring our mutual success. Our thirty years of growth can be attributed to our loyal customers, great staff, and the beauty and purity that Mother Nature provides to us. We thank you for being on this journey with us as we look forward to bringing you new items and more timeless sellers."