CrystalLionGems

Rare + Unusual + Beautiful // Gems + Minerals + Fossils

Asheville, North Carolina · 188 Sales

CrystalLionGems

Rare + Unusual + Beautiful // Gems + Minerals + Fossils

Asheville, North Carolina 188 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(100)

Shop owner

Kristina

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Announcement   Welcome to the Crystal Lion Gem shop!

The Crystal Lion Gem shop specializes in rare, unusual and hard to find crystals. Some of the stones most unique to the Crystal Lion shop include: Blue Tara Amphibole Quartz, Angel Wing (red) Amphibole Quartz, Ocean Jasper, Kabamba Jasper, Rubellite, and high quality Lemurians from the Serra do Cabral mountains in Minas Gerais, Brazil. You may see each of these in abundance in my shop, but that doesn't mean they're easy to come by elsewhere! I'm a lover of all types of quartz, too, so I'll always have some in the shop.

Each and every piece I list is a "favorite" of mine - I only source beautiful, one-of-a-kind stones, gems and crystals that I would keep in my personal collection (and some do come from my personal collection). I absolutely adore these stones and the energy they bring into our homes - each has its own "personality", whether you believe that to be a metaphysical property or simply aesthetic, and it's my hope that they enhance your life and well-being as they have mine.

I LOVE my customers and want YOU to love what you purchase and enjoy it for a long time to come! Please don't hesitate to message me with questions, or ask me to source something special for you (feel free to take a look through my "sold items" and if something calls out to you, let me know, and I will do my best to source another one like it!).

Finally, please take a minute to read through my policies and guidelines before making your purchase. I'm always here to answer questions if you have them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristina

If you're on Instagram, come find me @crystal_lion_gems for promotions, giveaways, and to learn more about crystals and minerals!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 22, 2017

Welcome to the Crystal Lion Gem shop!

The Crystal Lion Gem shop specializes in rare, unusual and hard to find crystals. Some of the stones most unique to the Crystal Lion shop include: Blue Tara Amphibole Quartz, Angel Wing (red) Amphibole Quartz, Ocean Jasper, Kabamba Jasper, Rubellite, and high quality Lemurians from the Serra do Cabral mountains in Minas Gerais, Brazil. You may see each of these in abundance in my shop, but that doesn't mean they're easy to come by elsewhere! I'm a lover of all types of quartz, too, so I'll always have some in the shop.

Each and every piece I list is a "favorite" of mine - I only source beautiful, one-of-a-kind stones, gems and crystals that I would keep in my personal collection (and some do come from my personal collection). I absolutely adore these stones and the energy they bring into our homes - each has its own "personality", whether you believe that to be a metaphysical property or simply aesthetic, and it's my hope that they enhance your life and well-being as they have mine.

I LOVE my customers and want YOU to love what you purchase and enjoy it for a long time to come! Please don't hesitate to message me with questions, or ask me to source something special for you (feel free to take a look through my "sold items" and if something calls out to you, let me know, and I will do my best to source another one like it!).

Finally, please take a minute to read through my policies and guidelines before making your purchase. I'm always here to answer questions if you have them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristina

If you're on Instagram, come find me @crystal_lion_gems for promotions, giveaways, and to learn more about crystals and minerals!

Kristina

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Kristina

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(100)
SoundsofWhimsy

SoundsofWhimsy on Jun 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This crystal is small but mighty powerful. It almost vibrates right out of my hand. I can't wait to start working and meditating with this crystal. Thank you for the inclusion of the special gift!

SoundsofWhimsy

SoundsofWhimsy on Jun 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It has lovely energy, very gentle and looks just like the picture. Shipment arrived super fast and right before I was leaving for a trip so I was able to bring it with me.

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About

Inside the Crystal Lion Gem Shop

Our shop may be new, but our love of crystals, gems and minerals is not. Each of us come from a long line of "rockhounds" - from stone diggers, jewelry makers, cab cutters, or simply crystal collectors, the mineral world has featured heavily in our lives and relationships with the very important people closest to us. Recently, our oldest daughter rekindled our connection to the mineral world when she asked for a Red Jasper Sphere for her 3rd birthday. Watching her relationship with gems and minerals has been eye-opening: she seeks out certain stones to give her courage, asks for other stones when she wants to help calm herself, and tells us wonderful stories about how she communicates with the stones (I especially love to hear about how her crystals "laugh" and are "funny"!). Whether you believe she has an overactive imagination or a true connection with the crystals, she can teach us all a beautiful lesson: stones are not just stagnant pieces of rock. They carry with them powerful energies that can influence us in beneficial ways. After all, crystals and their power have been harnessed by humans throughout history for a variety of uses (whether metaphysical, or religious, or for use in electronics and other tools). And they are tools for us to project and mirror our emotions, giving us the opportunity to work on healing and growth (physical or spiritual), or to just enjoy their beauty in our homes.

At Crystal Lion Gems, we believe that each person is called to a particular stone for a reason. Some people say the stone chooses you! Watching our daughters, we have marveled at the way they don't hesitate to connect with a particular gem. Likewise, we encourage you to follow your heart + intuition when choosing stones for your collection. When they call to you, you'll know it!

In the meantime, we see our shop as a "crystal foster home" of sorts - we love and care for them until they find their way to you! They are cleansed in the mountain spring water that feeds our home, and smudged with organic white sage (Native American grown and sustainably harvested), as we do with each of our personal stones, ready for your energy and service when they get to you. While each stone is in our care, it becomes an extension of our family*, and when you purchase a stone from our shop, you become an extension of that family as well!

With love,
Kristina

*Rest assured, the kids are never permitted to handle stones that are listed in the shop for sale :)

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  • Kristina

    Owner, Curator, Photographer

    Kristina's love of gems + minerals started at an early age with a small but dearly loved collection of tumbled stones. When her young daughter was gifted a very special one, her relationship with crystals was reignited and the Crystal Lion was born.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 14, 2017
Welcome to Crystal Lion Gems and Minerals! Please read our policies before purchasing.

We love the items we sell and want you to love what you buy. Gems, minerals and crystals have brought our family much joy and happiness over the years and we want exactly the same for you and yours. Please let us know how we can best serve you!

We strive to provide a wonderful shopping experience, and are open to questions, comments, or requests.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
The Crystal Lion currently accepts Paypal for payment of your item(s).
Shipping
SHIPPING: All items are shipped via United States Postal Service, either First Class for most items, or Priority for bundled items (or) items valued at over $40. If you would like to request expedited shipping, please contact me BEFORE you make your purchase. I will set up a reserved listing with the adjusted shipping costs, OR will send you an invoice before it has been shipped with the additional cost.

Also, please note that I can adjust the shipping between either First Class or Priority at any time. Please let me know your preference!

SHIPPING MATERIALS: Please note that all listed shipping costs include materials, such as packing supplies, cardboard boxes, padding, peanuts etc. With that said, The Crystal Lion strives to utilize eco-friendly shipping materials, such as biodegradable peanuts and non-synthetics when available. This philosophy also includes the use of recycled and re-purposed supplies, such as peanuts, boxes and bubble wrap, as long as they are clean and usable. So if your items come in mis-matched bubble wrap or tissue paper, it's because they are serving us for another go 'round!

Once you receive your item, we encourage you to re-use or recycle the materials as well!

PICK UP: Local pick-up is always an option - just message me, and I will happily refund your shipping and set something up in the Asheville, North Carolina area.
Refunds and Exchanges
EXCHANGES: Due to the nature of our unique vintage goods and one of a kind items, The Crystal Lion cannot accept exchanges or offer refunds at this time. Please read our policies fully before purchasing.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note: I try my best to describe each item to the best of my abilities. Because many of the items are of a unique nature, vintage/antique, one-of-a-kind, or may have changed hands many times before arriving in the shop, I cannot in any way guarantee the item. Gems and minerals are a natural product, formed over tens of thousands of years in the earth; they break, chip, crack or otherwise shift in that time, and/or during the mining process. Please see individual listings for details on a particular item's conditoin.

Also, please remember that various screens depict colors in different ways. I will post at least 4 photos per item, but if you should require additional photos before purchasing, please feel free to message me for more. Also, please message me before leaving negative feedback or opening a case, should the need arise. I strive for my customers to be excited about and happy with their purchases and will do what I can to make this an enjoyable experience for you!