TheSpiritnectar

Ethical, fair trade crystals from around the world.

Calgary, Alberta On Etsy since 2014

50,675 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

TheSpiritnectar

Ethical, fair trade crystals from around the world.

Calgary, Alberta | 50,675 Sales

Announcement    | **Holiday Notice** Please be aware that orders placed during mid November and all of December may experience delays. We are trying our best to get everything out as quickly as possible, but are sometimes 1-2 days behind our usual dispatch dates. Orders outside of the US and Canada require a special tracking number that we have to wait 2 days to receive from the post office, so we appreciate your patience! The postal system is overloaded during this time, so shipping times may also be slower than usual- the following are estimated holiday shipping times after dispatch:

USA: 3-4 business days
Canada: 3-6 business days
International: 3-4 weeks / or 5-8 days with DHL (must purchase this option)

Thank you so much for your understanding and patience during the holiday season. |

Ethical, fair trade crystals from around the world. For each item sold, $1 is donated to charity in Madagascar! Keep up with new arrivals and Spirit Nectar initiatives on Instagram @spiritnectar

Announcement

Last updated on 20 Nov, 2020

| **Holiday Notice** Please be aware that orders placed during mid November and all of December may experience delays. We are trying our best to get everything out as quickly as possible, but are sometimes 1-2 days behind our usual dispatch dates. Orders outside of the US and Canada require a special tracking number that we have to wait 2 days to receive from the post office, so we appreciate your patience! The postal system is overloaded during this time, so shipping times may also be slower than usual- the following are estimated holiday shipping times after dispatch:

USA: 3-4 business days
Canada: 3-6 business days
International: 3-4 weeks / or 5-8 days with DHL (must purchase this option)

Thank you so much for your understanding and patience during the holiday season. |

Ethical, fair trade crystals from around the world. For each item sold, $1 is donated to charity in Madagascar! Keep up with new arrivals and Spirit Nectar initiatives on Instagram @spiritnectar

Items

50675 Sales
 

All Items

Martina

Contact shop owner

Martina

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(11733)

About TheSpiritnectar

Sales 50,675
On Etsy since 2014

Spirit Nectar

My little shop started with my fascination for crystals and minerals and an obsessive need to constantly be creating something.

My jewelry designs have evolved a lot over the years and I believe that improvement and learning never stops, I am happy to continue changing as I discover new techniques and skills.

Spirit Nectar crystals are sourced from various places across the world, with my main suppliers being in Madagascar, Indonesia, Namibia, and Brazil. All Spirit Nectar crystals are fair trade. 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. In some cases, my suppliers did not know anything about crystals but simply wanted an opportunity for work.
I put in the product requests, and they will collect raw materials from their villages 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 the best 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. While crystals in my shop are fair trade, that is most often not the case. 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 education is the best route. Educating consumers about these issues is important, but educating young people in Madagascar will contribute to lasting long term changes. As of October 2019, I am donating $1 from every item sold in my shop to two organizations that my supplier volunteers for. The money will be going to Madagas.care and Akany Avoko, both organizations focus on the care and education of Madagascar’s most vulnerable and underprivileged children. Over the next few months, my supplier and I will be working together to create short video episodes that highlight how Spirit Nectar crystals are produced, and what life in Madagascar is like for the incredible people who process our stones. I’m looking forwards to putting the spotlight on the Malagasy people and their stories! You can stay up to date with these videos on my Facebook and Instagram @spiritnectar .

Outside of Madagascar I am constantly looking for new crystal sources during my travels, and am always excited when I find locals who have direct access to resources without going through large industrial scale operations. As I continue down this path, my fair trade mission will never change!

Shop members

  • Marti

    Owner, Photographer, Customer Service

  • Kenny

    Owner, Shipper, Customer Service

  • Suki

    Lazy Employee

Shop policies

Last updated on 08 March, 2020
Welcome to my little shop! Please take the time to read through my policies to avoid unexpected surprises along the way. I am happy to answer any questions over Etsy messages.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 5 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I do not accept returns or exchanges after the item(s) have been dispatched. If you wish to cancel an order, please contact me immediately.

***In cases of severe damage during the shipping process – I will accept returns with an 100% refund to you on the item: you will be required to provide me with photos of damaged goods within a maximum of 3 days after tracking has confirmed delivery to your location. At this point I will provide you with my address to which you can send the damaged item, and I will give you the refund after receiving the item. Please note that damage claims after the 3 day maximum will not be accepted.
Payment
Spirit Nectar items are payable through Paypal and several payment methods through Etsy Checkout.
Items will be shipped only after confirmation of payment.

Only one coupon code may be used per order.
Delivery
Any item purchased will be shipped within 1 week (5 business days) from confirmation of the payment. Please allow me time to process your order, as it is just my partner and I who are packing your crystals, and dealing with the many things that it takes to run a business! In some cases I may need additional information or corrections for your address, shipping may be delayed until communication with you has been completed.

I use Canada Post and USPS services for shipment to ANY country, so please do not worry if you are far away from Canada – I can ship to you! According to the postal service, US & Canadian parcels should arrive within 5 business days, international items should arrive within 10 business days after dispatch: Unfortunately, my personal experience is that this period is not always accurate, as delays do occur depending on your local postal services, weather conditions, and other unforeseen circumstances. Orders to Australia frequently take longer to arrive, so please be patient if this is your location!

***I ship ALL orders with TRACKED services. You will receive an email with a shipping notification and tracking number so you can look at where your package is at all times.

If you have a suspicion that the package has been lost/ significantly delayed /misplaced during its travel - I suggest that you go to your local post office with your tracking number and ask them to find it for you. This is the fastest and easiest way for you to find more information on the location of your package. Once a package is marked as delivered it is no longer my responsibility to keep track of its whereabouts. I do not offer refunds for stolen mail.

It is the buyers responsibility to ensure that the importing and exporting requirements of your country have been met. You are responsible for any customs tax, fees, or charges that might occur, you can contact your country's customs department prior to ordering to find out what these fees will be.
Customs charges are essentially a tax imposed by each country's government for the import of goods. Since you are the one who has purchased/ brought in the goods, it is not my responsibility to pay the fee since I am not a resident of that country. Any claims to hold me accountable for customs fees will be denied immediately. If the buyer refuses the package for any reason, a refund will not be issued.
Additional policies and FAQs
Purchasing from Spirit Nectar:
Looking at the photos is not an accurate way to understand size. It is important to always read listing descriptions, which will give you a more accurate idea of the measurements or weight of the item. The written sizes are very close approximations, and may vary slightly depending on which direction is being measured. Typically my measurements are based on the longest side.

When purchasing from a grouping, please read product descriptions and look through every single one of the photos to get a better idea of the variety available. Looking only at the first photo will NOT give you an accurate representation of all the varieties or sizes available. By purchasing from a grouped listing, you acknowledge that any of the colors, shapes, or patterns included in all the pictures could potentially be in your order. While I do not allow requests for choosing a specific piece in a grouping photo, 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 the color, pattern, or shape that you prefer. 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.

Please note that crystals are a natural product, sometimes stones and crystals have small imperfections and blemishes. This may include marks from polishing for any item that is shaped, as these are all made by hand. Some stones have oddities that are difficult to see such as druzy caverns or hollow pockets. I try my best to include any blemishes in photos, but if this is a concern for you please contact me prior to purchasing.

All of my photos are taken with an iphone in a bright lightbox with a white background. I do not use any programs to alter the photos. Colors may appear slightly different on screen depending on the monitor settings your device has. If you feel that a color is significantly different, please place it in bright sunlight against a white background for comparison. I often receive customer photos taken in dark rooms with awful lighting- this is not an accurate way to compare colors. If you purchased an item that has flash such as labradorite or garnierite, the best way to find the flash is with a bright directional light such as a flashlight. Diffused lighting (ex: a cloudy day, a dim room, in the shade ) will make the flash extremely difficult to find, and I would recommend using the method mentioned above if you are unable to immediately see the flash.

Please use caution and care when opening your order. Some items are small or fragile so I recommend unpacking on a flat, clean surface or somewhere where you do not need to worry about your new pieces being damaged or lost. Please be sure you have checked all packing material before disposing of it. I use recycled materials for all of my packaging so sometimes small pieces can be missed due to the miscellaneous materials. I double check orders carefully before sealing the package, so it is extremely unlikely that an item would be missing from your order. I reserve the right to reship or refund in the rare event of missing items.

Each package receives a small free gift, this is for you to enjoy and not a mistake in your order.

As a buyer, you are fully responsible for thoroughly reading and understanding my listing descriptions and shop policies. By ordering from Spirit Nectar you are agreeing to comply with all of my shop policies.

Reservation of items:
I do not offer Item reservations. If you would like the most choice for a purchase, please view my social media (@spiritnectar on Instagram) for update dates and times. Item sell out extremely quickly and it is best to be online right when the update goes live.


Custom orders:
At this time I am unable to do custom orders.

Wholesale:
I am a one-person business and do not have the capability to offer wholesale.

More information

Last updated on 06 Sep, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Where is the best way 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.

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!