About Us

Crystal Lion

From the start, we have vowed to bring you the best of the best in the world of gems and minerals. Kristina Mercedes, the Crystal Lion’s owner and founder, personally hand selects each and every crystal that comes through the shop, choosing as if they were going into her own collection! We specialize in rare, unusual, and simply beautiful gems and minerals that are ethically and conscientiously mined from all over the world. Sustainability is at the heart of every aspect of the Crystal Lion – from ecologically sound mining practices, to how the stones are shaped and carved, integrity is the thread upon which the Crystal Lion was weaved. We believe that when your crystals are mined from the earth considerately, and are treated with care and respect as they are carved, their energy remains high and pure. When the humans who work to bring these crystals into our hands and onto our altars are paid fair wages, given safety gear to mine, and have health benefits extended to their families, the crystals energy reflects the care and respect through every step of the process.

With these values in mind, you won’t find everything at the Crystal Lion all of the time. Certain gems and minerals come from parts of the world that are either inaccessible at certain times per year, or are otherwise not able to be ethically and fairly sourced. Human, environmental, and animal welfare at the top of list of important factors to consider when sourcing crystals. We are proud to bring you pieces we love and stand behind, from Earth to Altar. ™️


Sustainable in Every Way

Treading lightly on the environment is one of the core tenets behind the Crystal Lion – we aim to show respect and reverence for our planet Earth and her inhabitants in all ways. To us, that means eliminating the use of plastic and opting for sustainable packing supplies. Every Crystal Lion parcel shipped out to you is guaranteed to be comprised of recycled, recyclable, and/or biodegradable packing supplies or a combination thereof. Always. We believe crystals can be shipped carefully and safely with natural or recycled materials. We never buy new plastic. We source from manufacturers who have similar visions and aim to provide biodegradable and recyclable packing supplies. We also recycle whenever and wherever possible – so you may see repurposed packing materials in your parcels (such as clean newspaper). Even our packing tape and shipping labels are biodegradeable! Shop with confidence knowing that the Crystal Lion honors the Earth in every way.

Giving Back

We donate a portion of every Crystal Lion live sale to a reputable organization, group, or cause in need. We strive to support organizations that directly benefit marginalized populations, POC, indigenous groups around the world, the LGBTQ community, animal rights, and those working toward environmental advocacy. You can view the list of organizations we’ve given to in the highlights reel of our Instagram profile. We welcome suggestions and always want to hear what is important to you, so please let us know who you’d like to see donations go to next!

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