About Solstice Stones
Solstice Stones is home on the wild west coast of British Columbia, Canada on the traditional unceded territory of the Tla'amin nation. Our crystal studio is nestled in a grove of majestic cedars and twisting arbutus where we are visited by the occasional black bear and serenaded by the boisterous calls of our resident ravens!
Solstice Stones founder Michelle Cunningham draws on more than 15 years of experience sourcing and curating crystals and brings a unique alchemy of esoteric wisdom and geological geekery to her practice. In her work uncovering ethical sources, Michelle has journeyed to investigate illegal gem trafficking at the Myanmar border, witness precious gem dealing in the open air markets of Chanthaburi, and inspect conditions at jewellery production facilities in Indonesia. She has spent time fossil hunting on the beaches of Dorset, researching opals in South Australia, and rockhounding in the Pacific Northwest. Michelle is a lifelong student of geology and earth-based spirituality, and has presented numerous talks and workshops in Canada and the United Kingdom. Recently she had the opportunity to collaborate with astrologer and author Danielle Blackwood for the crystals in her book, The Twelve Faces of the Goddess, available through Llewellyn Publishing. Michelle is currently pioneering a new model for the responsible sourcing of healing crystals and semiprecious stones.
Hello from the Tucson Gem Show!
West Coast Winter Solstice Splendour