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Wicked Stones - Healing Crystals and Gemstones in Canada
Online and in Business since 1999

 Vikki Soros at Wicked Stones

Welcome to our shop!  My name is Vikki Soros and that's me (just glance up).  I've been working with healing crystals and gems for almost 2 decades now.  It's amazing to think that I started out on this journey in 1999 and we're still going strong.

Our shop is located in the heart of Northern Ontario, Canada.  We are a family owned business, which means that we put our hearts into every piece of jewelry you will find here.  Every piece is crafted with love and dedication to high quality.  (That means that once and a while? I'll put a bead in the wrong spot and my other half will have to come and point it out for me.  A phrase often heard in our shop: "Hey Vikki.. do you need your glasses?"..  We're humans behind the screen you are looking).  When you click on the chat feature in our shop and see someone replying? It's really one of us taking the time to get to know you and help out.  You will also find the odd piece now and then (like our pewter selections) that I really loved and wanted to sell here too.

Many of the gems on our site, have come from personal collections and fellow business owners we've gotten to know over the years who have had some incredibly stunning stock and even more exciting, some of our jewelry comes from pieces we've personally collected ourselves.  If it's a crystal that I have personally picked up in my travels? It will be right on the description so you will know.

I work predominantly with sterling silver metals but from time to time, I will put up pieces that are made in copper, silver plate and enamelled colour wire.  I really love mixing things up now and then which allows you to find pieces that are more affordable than when precious metals are used.

Now to a bit of history on Wicked Stones: 

Back in the late 1990's I had graduated college (here in the North) and I had it in my mind that I wanted to have a career in the arts.  I was also lucky to be a part of a small business program here in Sudbury that really helped and inspired me to take a leap of faith and begin this adventure. 

Many of you met me when I first opened the website Renaissance Market - which supplied local northern shops with healing crystals and jewelry.  We expanded and learned a lot and began marketing to other countries.  For about 10 years I worked predominantly with healing stores (alternative health shops) in both Canada and the States. We will still work with wholesale clients but you must understand that our stock is limited to the crystals we approve working with (instead of buying in bulk and just sending out "whatever").  Every piece is carefully chosen for its beauty.

We also spent a decade and a half traveling with our outdoor shop.  THAT was an adventure!  We traveled all across Ontario and during that time I got to meet so many of you in person.  If I'm out and about, you can probably recognize me with my floppy cowboy hat and sun burnt shoulders :)

These days I spend the summers working in the garden and creating in our outdoor workspace.  You can most always hear the tumblers and rock saws working away as that's our creative months (when the frogs chirp and the garden flourishes). 

We have many plans for the future so stay tuned!  It's been an awesome journey so far and I can't wait to see what the future holds.

  You can pop over and read some of our Blog postings on wordpress by visiting here

 We also run an Instagram page.. clicky clicky here.

And if you would like to follow us on Facebook, you can click here.

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS!

I'm so happy to have met so many of you in person and you've always made me smile :)

 

 

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