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The Best Places Around The World to Find Crystals

Sourcing stones and finding the perfect crystals is my happy land! My brother once told me that he admired me for one thing: that I always created businesses that I love to do. He always knew that I love cultures and different people, different ways, learning about them, and being around them. He also knows I’m a foodie, so I like all the different kinds of foods. I’m not picky, and I’m not afraid to be by myself or on my own around the world, which is unique.

Seeing and learning about different cultures inspires me to create different things—to be the creator, to be a person who manifests new ideas and styles. This has allowed me to create a successful business that others replicate. For example, in Morocco, they still use many of my styles. I know that most people copy me, so whatever I do, within 6 months, everybody else is doing it. There are butterflies that I created, Selenite pieces, all the metal on stands in Brazil—that all started with me.

But I don’t mind because I enjoy the creativity part so much: seeing the rock in the rough and then opening up where I want to and creating something beautiful. Maybe a spinning piece or a solid piece or a table. The enormous geode you sit inside—that was immense creativity, and the amazing men who helped me make that happen are incredible. All of those things make life so exciting for me, it makes me creative and artistic.

So, I travel around the world, sourcing the perfect crystals, and enjoy every single bit of it.

The Best Places to Find Crystals

All this talk of travel and finding the perfect crystals to create beautiful home décor, furniture, jewelry, and more, may leave you wondering where the best places are to find crystals.

I have connections all around the world to source whatever my needs are at the moment. I have my guys in Mexico, Morocco, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Afghanistan, Madagascar, etc. These are the most common places I travel to. But then, of course, I enjoy Europe work all over —Vietnam —and Asia. I’ll also find stones in the United States, but I’m primarily known for Brazilian, Uruguayan, Chinese, and Vietnamese materials.

Where I go depends on the needs of my clients. What type of pieces are they looking for? How much do they need? So I start there, and then I figure out how to source the stones required to create what they need.

If they’re large and unique pieces, it may take quite a long time to source them. I like to think of myself as a hunter in those instances because it genuinely does take a lot of hunting to find the best stones.

In Brazil, I find a wide variety of crystals—anything and everything from Tangerine Quartz, Agate, Rose Quartz, Sodalite, Jasper, Amethyst, Fuchsite, and Fuchsite Citrine, etc. For this reason, I call Brazil the mecca of rocks and minerals—because they have so many different kinds, and it’s a fantastic experience every time I go over there. However, the two main crystals I travel for overall are Brazilian Amethyst and Agate because that’s what I’m known for.

All of my favorite people who I work with are there, too. I consider them all family. I see my vendors- my Brazilian family more than I see my own family, and we’re very, very close. So, when unique pieces come in, I’m the first to know, and they give me the first crack at some really unique pieces that they know my clients will love.

In China, I usually find minerals and deities like Buddha and Quan Yin.

In Morocco, I partnered with someone who gave me the best Selenite. He’s actually the owner of the Selenite mine, and we work together directly. I also get fossils from them and different types of minerals, such as Vanadinite and Azurite.
United States of America
When I want to stay closer to home, I’ve had luck sourcing rocks in Utah. In the United States, we have beautiful Selenite slabs that I create lamps with. There are also the Dugaways in Utah, which are not mined anymore, where we try to grab the best of whatever is in the old stockpile. We also have beautiful Septarian nodules and Quartz clusters here in the U.S.

When I find something fantastic and unique enough, it generally is what it is. I can’t produce too much with it, so I bring it to my blacksmith in Tucson, and we create something fabulous.

This is where I find a lot of Agate and Amethyst; in fact, it’s where I get the biggest Amethyst geodes in the world.

In Vietnam, I primarily source marble carvings.

The Benefits of Purchasing Crystals from Distributors or Wholesalers

Technically, anyone can visit all of the places I mentioned above and purchase stones. Many people, especially those who have a following on Instagram, have been trying to get into contact with my vendors from all over the world to purchase crystals. However, these vendors work directly with bulk purchasers, so think container loads of material or at least five to 10 pallets of one type of stone. That’s why they work specifically with a few of us here in the U.S. who can handle larger quantities and wholesale out to smaller vendors.

So, even though you can go to Brazil, Uruguay, Morocco, or wherever you’d like to go to find stones, your shipping costs would likely be about triple if you’re not purchasing in the quantities I buy-in. Also, they’re not going to offer you the same prices they offer me if you’re not purchasing significant shipments of bulk products, so you’ll pay more there, too. Additionally, I handle all of the customs brokering, freight charges, and everything else, which I incorporate into my pricing. Finally, I work with minimal margins because I’m a distributor for other wholesalers. Of course, you could hire a broker, but brokers can take things from you, and some may not help you as much as others. So, to be successful, you must have connections in the business. Everything in life is about relationships, right?

Qualities to Look for in Crystals

One of the most frequent questions I hear about crystals is what qualities to look for when choosing them.

This is my niche! I have a different way of looking at things. I look at things more like art—I don’t look at them as rocks. I look at the uniqueness of it—it doesn’t have to be a perfect crystal. It just has to be unique in itself, and I need to envision some sort of art within to guide how I cut it. I cut everything with the concept of art or the question in mind: How would I want to use this in my home? So, when it comes down to it, sourcing the perfect crystals is all about how I look at each one to create the beautiful art sculpture that will end up coming into one of my clients’ homes.

Everybody has their way of creating art and showing off stones—it’s kind of like painting a picture. One hundred people could paint a picture of the ocean, and all 100 paintings will turn out very differently.

My style is unique to me. I create everything via energy—the way I look at the stones and feel their vibration…if they’re ready to be worked, if they’ve been too worked, if they need to be cleared, take care of that too. Then, once I’ve done all this and chosen the perfect crystals, I create the art piece. Some like to bring it to the client in a rough format, but I like to bring it to my clients as the art piece, ready to go.

But again, this is my specialty, so I’m not going to get into the details of how exactly I do that.

Incorporating Nature’s Art into your space can feel overwhelming, especially when you are just getting started with Geodes and crystals. However, the results are worth it and will shift your home or office energy if the pieces are arranged correctly. Michal Mael has over 20 years of experience teaching others about Nature’s Art and the use of Geodes and other energy rocks to enhance their lives. For a consultation tailored to your individual desires and your unique property, contact us today. Then, if you are willing a ready to release and move forward spiritually, give Michal a D.M. on all her social media or just email her. She facilitates retreats, and we have live-streaming actions on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 4:30pm pacific time.

About Michal Mael:
Michal’s worldly background made her the perfect ambassador for nature’s gems. She was born in Israel to parents of Iraqi, Yemenite, and European origins moved to America at a young age and grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. As a pre-teenager, she mastered sales in her mom’s retail store, and by the age of 19, Michal opened “Jewels of the Nile,” a traveling business selling beads, statues, antiques, and crystals.

Through decades of traveling the world to handpick and sell gems, Michal became a leading expert on rocks and minerals. Transforming any environment with Nature’s Art Decor™ is her specialty. Michal believes that each crystal has a specific purpose and place in life, business, and the home. Tranquility and abundance can be achieved through the right placement of Nature’s Art.

From international businessmen and women to Beverly Hills celebrities, and everyone in between, Michal uses her expertise to place the exact crystals needed, giving clients the alignment they desire in both home and work environments. She has developed her own technique and system of Energy Positioning Placement™ and teaches audiences about stones and energy all over the world.

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