TheSpiritnectar

Quality crystals from around the world.

Montana, United States
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Announcement    Your one-stop crystal shop!
Come discover the wonderful world of minerals, with an enormous variety of specimens to choose from. We focus on providing mindfully sourced crystals and donate $1 from every sale to charity projects. Keep up with new arrivals and Spirit Nectar initiatives on social media @spiritnectar

Please take the time to read item descriptions and look through our shop policies before making a purchase. Item descriptions always contain details about size, weight, and anything else you might need to know.

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Last updated on 30 Aug, 2022

Your one-stop crystal shop!
Come discover the wonderful world of minerals, with an enormous variety of specimens to choose from. We focus on providing mindfully sourced crystals and donate $1 from every sale to charity projects. Keep up with new arrivals and Spirit Nectar initiatives on social media @spiritnectar

Please take the time to read item descriptions and look through our shop policies before making a purchase. Item descriptions always contain details about size, weight, and anything else you might need to know.

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About TheSpiritnectar

Sales 125,208
On Etsy since 2014

Spirit Nectar

My little shop started back in 2014 when I was making crystal jewelry and creating whimsical oil paintings of strange creatures in magical landscapes. I was selling a little bit on Etsy, but my main stomping ground was at local markets and music festivals. Three years later my brother travelled to Madagascar and made a friend in Antananarivo where he was staying. Fita, who had just finished school, said he was interested in selling stones because Madagascar has such an abundant supply. Fita wasn’t sure where to begin, so my brother said that I might be interested in buying some stones since I make jewelry. Our first few shipments were a bit messy, because neither Fita nor I had any idea what we were doing when it came to sourcing crystals! Our first few boxes had fallen apart by the time they got to Canada, many crystals were broken, and there were plenty of misidentified stones. Slowly but surely the two of us started to get the hang of things, and Spirit Nectar began to transform into something much bigger than the little jewelry shop it once was. Fita is still my main supplier to this day, and he is a huge advocate for supporting the Malagasy people along every step of the way. From charity work, to ensuring fair pay to workers, we are both trying our best to bring a sustainable approach to the crystal industry.

Spirit Nectar crystals are sourced from various places across the world, with my main suppliers being in Madagascar, Indonesia, Namibia, and Brazil. Most Spirit Nectar crystals are traceable throughout the entire supply chain. The majority of my suppliers are locals from the regions of where the crystals are found, and they are the ones setting the prices. Many of these connections have been made through family, and my travels.
I put in the product requests, and they will collect raw materials from their villages, mines, or barter with nearby communities. Some stones are later shaped and polished by local artisans. The relationships I have built with my suppliers are on a very personal level, and I think that this connection is essential for running an honest business. Communication is not always easy since we often have language barriers, but everyone I work with across the world puts in a huge effort to find and create quality products.

I think it is important to note that around 80% of everything in my shop comes directly out of Madagascar. The geology there is incredibly unique and diverse, but it is also one of the poorest and most exploited nations... especially when it comes to crystals. There are a lot of financial government roadblocks that prevent locals from mining legally, and it causes a domino effect of problems. Child labour, environmental destruction, exploitation of miners, and loss of revenue that actually stays in Madagascar due to the direct export of raw materials. My supplier and I have invested a lot of time into finding ways to help, and we decided that giving back to communities where the crystals are mined will create the biggest impact. Educating consumers about these issues is important, but supporting the people in Madagascar will contribute to lasting long term changes. As of October 2019, I am donating $1 from every order in my shop to non profit organizations with sustainability, welfare, and education projects in Madagascar.



Current total donation status: $39,228

2019 - 2022:
• changeclickers.org
• Akany Avoko

Both of these organizations focus on the care and education of Madagascar’s most vulnerable and underprivileged children.

2022 - Present:
• Eden Reforestation Projects

This organization works with communities to restore forests on a massive scale. They provide many job opportunities for locals, and aim to create long term environmental sustainability.



Outside of Madagascar I am constantly looking for new crystal sources during my travels. My aim is to find locals with direct access to resources, without going through corporate industrial scale operations. My hope is that through supporting locals directly, more income can stay within their own communities and economy.

Shop members

  • Marti

    Owner, Photographer, Customer Service

  • Ken

    Owner, Dispatcher, Customer Service

  • Suki

    Lazy Employee

Shop policies

Last updated on 23 January, 2023
Welcome to the shop! Please take the time to read through our policies to avoid unexpected surprises along the way. We are happy to answer any questions over Etsy messages.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Apple Pay Klarna Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 5 hours of purchase

More information

Last updated on 07 Nov, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to contact Spirit Nectar?

The easiest way to get a hold of me is through Etsy messages. I am always happy to help with any questions you may have. Allow 1-2 business days for a response, please keep in mind that I do not check messages over the weekend. Please avoid using E-mail, Instagram, or Facebook to message me, as I do not use these platforms for customer service. It is against Etsy policies for a seller to use anything other than Etsy messages for communication.

Sizing details

If you are ever curious about the size of an item, please read the product descriptions carefully. I always write the exact sizes for single items, and always have an approximate size guide for grouped listings.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All Spirit Nectar packages over $15 of value already come gift wrapped. Packages include a hand drawn thank you note, with your stones wrapped neatly in recycled paper- you will also receive a bonus gift with every order!

How do I choose a specific stone from a grouped listing?

I do not allow specific stone choices on grouped listings. I am more than happy to choose a piece with the characteristics that you prefer. In this case, you must include a "note to seller" at checkout with a short description of your preferred stone characteristics.
Please note that this does not guarantee an exact match for your preference, it is simply an option to provide you with a more accurate choice. If you do not include a "note to seller" at checkout, the item will be chosen completely at random. Sometimes items may be low in stock and I will not be able to fulfil certain requests.

Why is my international tracking stuck on “pre-transit”?

Please note that international orders (any country outside of USA & Canada) take an average of 1 - 2 months to arrive. The tracking is extremely limited and only begins updating again once it has reached customs in the destination country. It is normal for orders to say “pre-transit” for a couple of weeks, but if you have concerns feel free to send me a message.

If you need an order sooner, please select the shipping upgrade “Faster international shipping (non USA/ Canada)” at checkout. This option only takes approximately 1-2 weeks to arrive and is much more reliable.

How long does shipping take?

It takes me an average of 3-5 business days to pack up your order and take it to the post office. Please be mindful that weekends do not count as business days.

USA & Canada:
Most orders arrive within 5 days after I have dropped it off at the post office. Sometimes there are delays during the holidays.

International:
•Standard shipping takes an average of 1-2 months and has limited tracking.
•The faster shipping upgrade takes an average of 1-2 weeks and is more reliable. This option must be selected at checkout prior to finalizing your purchase.

Do you accept returns/ exchanges

I do not accept returns or exchanges, but please do not hesitate to contact me if there is a problem with your order. I am always happy to help!

Seller details

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