It all began with a remarkable dream and vision, where I sat with a master holding a massive Lapis Lazuli sphere. In the dream, we communicated without words, only through eye contact and being present. Suddenly, everything was showered with white light, and the master passed the sphere to me, signaling that it was time for me to go. As someone who had always appreciated crystals and rocks, coming from Iran, where Turquoise, Lapis, and Agates are highly valued, I started collecting and purchasing Lapis Lazuli. Eventually, I found an excellent family from Afghanistan who produced high-quality Lapis Lazuli products, and I embarked on a journey of learning and exploration.
Tired of my 9-5 corporate job, I was inspired to do something different, something that I was passionate about. In 2017, I took the first step and established my business, which I named Divine Gem. I wanted to work with stones, create pieces, and share them with others. Joining a small Lapidary Club in Burnaby, BC, helped me to build my skills quickly, and I began selling at a couple of gem shows in Vancouver and Vancouver Island. People loved what we had to offer, and their support inspired me to keep going.
In April 2018, I went to Victoria, Vancouver Island, where I had landed first after immigrating to Canada in 2004, and found an amazing retail space for my adventure. In June 2018, the Divine Gem retail store officially opened, and I slowly built our product lines and established relationships with small and family-owned businesses in different countries. My mission was to only bring in products that I would personally use and work with, and this has remained our philosophy to this day. Today, we source the best quality products in the market, valuing the magical power of these amazing rocks and crystals. You will feel the wow factor when you experience them for the first time.
Since 2017, we have made our way to the source for each of the stones we offer, providing Wholesale and single specimens. Divine Gem has expanded to offer many other beautiful crystals, gemstones, and minerals, becoming the largest online collection of stones, minerals, gemstones, and jewelry in Canada.
Divine Gem is located in beautiful Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.