HaberleaGems

Haberlea Gems and Minerals by BVLS Jewelers

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Last updated on Nov 4, 2020

Enjoy FREE delivery in Canada , when you spent 40 CAD or more (before HST).
Enjoy FREE delivery to USA over 35 USD and FREE delivery to the Rest of the World , when you spent 50 CAD or more.

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Peter Ch-ef Geologist BULSmiths Jewellers

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About HaberleaGems

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On Etsy since 2020

Geologist - Jeweler , or Jeweler - Geologist ?

It was 30 years ago, when our neighbor for several generations and professional geologist George Kalaidjiev introduced me to the field geology and the world of minerals.
Since then lots of things happened – I got my own degrees in engineering, He become a grandfather and I am close to become grandfather, but we still cherish our friendship and I still consider him my geology teacher.
Finally in 2019 we were able to get together again and to collect some semi-precious stones and minerals.
That is also a self-insurance that I will never get or offer treated or artificially enhanced stones. I love my stones natural - as Mother Nature created them.

BUT, before all of this, in 2015. I applied and was able to obtain a 4000 CAD low interest loan from RISE Asset development – a Toronto based charity originally founded in 2009 by U of Toronto Rotman School of Business, CAMH and with impact donation by philanthropists Sandra Rotman and her late husband Joseph Rotman.
With money from the loan, I was able to buy tools and equipment and to start exploiting the world of jewelry-making by creating registered trademark BVLS (abbreviation for BulSmiths)

Today, Frankly I don’t know what I like more:
- The Journey – reading geology maps and finding the “right” geology; collecting the stones and minerals; cutting, polishing and finishing them.
Or
- the Results – Making jewelry with the cut and polished stones, some silver and glass enamel.
I am in love with both of them. It is like love triangle with 7 persons :))

All of my jewelry is handmade by me in London, Ontario, Canada.
And all of my stones and minerals come from the region of the Rhodope Mountains which are the physical border between Greece and Bulgaria.
Meanwhile, I am still looking for these perfect Rhodope mountains aquamarines – never say never:)

As to the name of my store – Haberlea Gems and Minerals - it pays tribute to legendary Haberlea rhodopensis - the only flower in Haberlea genus and to the mystic Rhodope mountains
Haberlea rhodopensis is endemic to parts of Bulgaria and a small part of northern Greece, especially in the Rhodope Mountains.
Common names include Orpheus Flower and Resurrection Plant because of the remarkable ability of Haberlea to survive very long periods of desiccation.

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  • Silver Chains Manufacturer

    Canada

    All jewelry comes with genuine leather cord . As a convenience we offer you upgrade to silver chain. We are not in the business of manufacturing small silver chains .

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