Who are we? What is the story of Boon's Crystals?
Boon's Crystals is one of Australia Largest Gemmologist Owned Crystal and Alternative product stores!
My history in the crystal and mineral world started young, when I began cutting and polishing stones through the Bundaberg Gem and Mineral Society in 2010 (aged 13).
Opening a store of my own was always a goal since starting out, but I needed to work my way through life and school. During this time I attended many markets and shows selling pieces I had made, and slowly expanded into sourcing stones from all over the world for my customers.
It did take me nearly 3 days of traveling to bring it up to my wife (We had been married less than a week, so I was a little nervous about wanting to try something like this, knowing it would be very tough for a while), But I shouldn't have been worried. Felicity was 100% supportive of the idea, to which I am incredibly grateful.
So when we returned a week or so later, we began looking for appropriate stores for a brand new business in an industry that sells very specific products. We found a small shop that fit the bill. I was very lucky to have my Nan who assisted us in financing our first large stock order, which without her Boon's wouldn't have been possible.
And then it began! Less than 2 months after bringing the idea up with Felicity, Boon's Crystals was officially opened.
Over the next two and a bit years, in the middle of a global pandemic, I traveled to Melbourne twice a year for a week on end (and sometimes longer when I got stuck in between 2 states meaning I got to stay with my brother in ACT until it all got sorted out) for the practical component as well as weekly theory lectures, I was on the path to becoming a Gemmologist.
I am incredibly proud to say that as of March 2023, I have graduated!
The story of Boon's Crystals has been going off and on for around 10 years, but it isn't finished! So much more to learn, and expand into!