I checked out Gypsy Apothecary in Orlando today and it definitely tops the list of crystal shops I’ve been to. It was well stocked and organized with anything and everything you’d ever need in the metaphysical category; incense (sticks and cones), feathers, sage, polished, tumbled, raw crystals, wands, points, eggs, herbs, tea blends, oils, jewelry, dream-catchers and more. And did I mention a room of selenite? They also have salt lamps GALORE. Their bracelets were buy 2, get 1 free along with other specials posted. I left with a Fluorite bracelet, a very reasonably priced chunk of Amethyst, Lemurian Quartz seeds, and Aventurine. Definitely worth another visit.
This weekend was the CFMGS show in Orlando. I’ve never been to a gem/mineral show before and this will definitely be new and only way to shop for crystals. The show took place at the The National Guard Armory on Fern Creek and admission was $4 with a coupon from their site (you could bring your ticket in another day for free readmission.) There were tons of raffles and door prizes as well. The rows and rows of booth were overwhelming with their insanely fair prices. Local Etsy sellers also dotted the venue and booths ranged from the metaphysical standpoint, with crystal grids and sage, to the more scientific, with breakable geodes and fossils. I ended up leaving with a 10 inch selenite lamp (for only $24!!), black tourmaline, a cactus quartz, 5 selenite sticks ($1 each!), and a baggie of rose quartz pebbles for my rosewater facial spritz bottle ($2.50!) I will be marking the next show date down in my calendar!
*P.S.- I arrived right when it opened at 10am on Saturday and the parking lot was already filling up and cars were circling for spots as I left!