Welcome to Virgo Gems!
I'm a Virgo Sun, Virgo Moon, Leo Rising that has been studying world religions and metaphysics since I was a kiddo. My aunt discovered that I was spiritually gifted and highly sensitive around age 5 when I started drawing auras before I knew what they were. Despite working in apothecaries as a teenager, doing energy work for over 20 years through martial arts, and my solitary practice - I found myself only recently coming out of the "broom closet". And since then, my life has drastically changed.
I teamed up with a lifelong mineralogist who just so happens to have the same birthday, and was born on the same soros cycle annular eclipse as me. He's a Virgo Sun, Virgo Moon, Scorpio Rising, and we instantly connected. He strictly views each specimen scientifically. He has over 35 years of direct experience studying the formation, structures, varieties, quality levels, mines and localities of mineral specimens. His father was a world-renowned award-winning famous miner who, with a small team of men in the 60's and 70's revolutionized the way we collect and distribute mineral specimens.
Together, we travel the world to visit mineral shows - including Tuscon, Denver, Springfield, Massachusetts, Cincinnati, New Jersey, Pasadena, Phoenix, Mesa Flagg, Munich, and St. Marie. We also visit the miners and mining villages in Hunan Province China, Hubei Province China, Fujian Province China, Bulgaria, Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango, Coahuila, Searles Lake, Vera Cruz, Tri-State District, Blanchard, Camp Verde, Red Cloud District, Ray District, Four Peaks, and many more. You can follow our adventures on instagram @virgogemco.
A fantastic thing about us as a team is our dual approach to the minerals we provide.
Not only do we go into depth as far as where our specimens come from, we explain the quality level from the eyes of lifetime multi-million dollar mineral collector standpoint. We sell at fair prices with a firm belief than anyone that loves great minerals should be able to afford a quality collection.
We explore each property through a Gnostic/Golden Dawn system of crystal magick including the symbolic representations and meanings of the crystalline structure, chemical composition, astrological correlations including bodies, aspects, planets, and houses (tropical geocentric modality), chakra correlation on the 12 chakra system, and more.
More or less, we just LOVE rocks and we are excited to share that with you. We only recently started selling retail around January 2020 but have been working on the wholesale side for nearly 35 years and look forward to sharing our passion on the retail side, with you, for the first time ever.