Most frequent questions and answers

The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls in the world. They are incredibly consistent and provide the greatest peace of mind when purchasing any diamond or gemstone. Established in 1931, GIA (gemology Institute of America) is a public benefit, nonprofit institute and is the leading source of knowledge, standards, and education in gems and jewelry. The GIA tests every material submitted to determine whether it is natural or not, and discloses any treatments discovered during our examination. GIA ensures the integrity and accuracy of every report it issues. The GIA currently operates in 13 countries with 9 labs and 4 research centers and has Carlsbad, California as the home for its headquarters. It also publishes Gems & Gemology, a quarterly journal with articles and reports on GIA research and news. A GIA certified gemstone means that it is a real, natural gemstone formed beneath the earth’s surface.

Crystal Heart is the result of one man’s passion for crystals. Patrick (PJ), O Malley, an Irishman working in the fashion industry, first came into contact with crystals for a handbag line he was working on. He fell in love instantly. His work took him down into the mines of South America where he searched for crystals together with the men who mined them. It was down in the mines that he first felt the full power of the stones and saw how they changed and empowered the men who worked with them. You can read more about how Crystal Heart started here.

Imitation crystals are more common than you might imagine. And, what is worse, at first glance you might not be able to tell the difference between a fake crystal and the real thing. The most common kind of fake gemstone on the market is what is synthetic gemstones. These are crystals that have been created in a laboratory as a substitute for the genuine stones and are chemically identical to the natural crystal. It is almost impossible to tell the difference. That is why Crystal Heart certifies its gemstones with the GIA, so you can be certain you are getting a real, natural crystal that was formed within the earth.

Right now the only place you can get our unique crystal products is here at our online store. We do occasionally appear on online shopping networks like QVC, but the most consistent place to shop for Crystal Heart products is here at our online store. If you can’t find what you are looking for, or one of our Crystals is out of stock, please contact us and let us know what you are looking for and we will contact you as soon as we have it in stock!

We source our gemstones directly from the mines. No middlemen or resellers involved. We know the people working the mines and we make sure our crystals are mined sustainably, and that both the stones and the people working with them are treated with the respect and honor they deserve. You can read more about our sustainable crystals here.

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