If you're in The Rocks on a weekend, you may find yourself looking at crystals and gemstones at some of the stalls at The Rocks Markets. But during the rest of the week, The Crystal Gallery is the place to go.
I enjoy buying different kinds of rocks and ventured inside the store to see if there was anything unusual I might want to add to my collection. I came out very impressed with what was on offer, though the prices prohibited any purchase (these are quality pieces).
The store specialises in natural, healing crystals such as amethysts, topaz and emeralds, as well as minerals and fossils. Many of its pieces are quite rare or unique, while lots of others have been carved into shapes like pyramids, owls and more.
I didn't come away with anything, like I said, because the prices I saw were a bit high. Some items may be affordable however; I couldn't see any price on a lot of them, and as they were locked away in glass cabinets, I couldn't check underneath.
These cabinets are only around the outside of the store, and in the rest of the space you'll find other products. There's another cabinet in centre, and along with the counter, it holds a lot of jewelry incorporating various stones, while at the back of the store you will find books and other items.
This latter section is for people interested in self-development, colour therapy, aromatherapy, flower essences and ambience music. One of the owners, Maria, is a meditation teacher, while both her and the other owner, Rodney, share a passion for spiritual growth work.
The Crystal Gallery is located on the Nurse's Walk, a largely hidden alleyway between George Street and Harrington Street in The Rocks. References to walkway's heritage are everywhere outside, but there are also lots of shops and cafes back here worth discovering too, as The Crystal Gallery highlights.