WHO IS VIE GEMS?
Hi, my name is Yasmine, I am the woman behind VIE Gems. I started VIE Gems from a love of gemstones, lithotherapy and wanting to do things a little differently.
I personally go to Madagascar to do all the purchasing of products. This allows me to work directly with artists and make sure the energy put into the stones is respected. If we don’t take care of the hands working the stone, are the stones truly giving us the good energies we need?
DOES IT MATTER WHERE THE STONES AND CRYSTALS COME FROM?
The source matters!! Yes, knowing where the stones come from is important for multiple reasons. The first being that when the stones come directly from the origin they are pure. They have not been sent to other countries to be broken down, filled and reshaped.
Secondly, going straight to the source means we have first pick at the best quality.
Last but not least, knowing where your stones come from allows you to trace them and know how they got to you and who helped get them there.
WHY DOES VIE CARE SO MUCH ABOUT THE SOURCE?
We care about the source because we care about gemstones and the people working them. By going straight to the source we are building fair working relations with everyone involved to make sure they are fairly paid for their work.
WHERE ARE VIE GEMS GEMSTONES AND CRYSTALS FROM?
Madagascar! Maybe you’ve seen the movie, but there’s a lot more than what the movie shows. Beautiful people, nature and lots of minerals. I travel the country in search of different stones.
HOW DO GEMSTONES WORK?
Each stone has a different frequency and energy, introducing them into your space will emit that frequency. Carry them on you, put them on your desk at work, your bed side table at home or incorporate them as home decor as stunning show pieces.
HOW DO I CHOOSE WHICH STONES ARE BEST FOR ME?
Go to what catches your eye and attention. There is a reason we are attracted to some stones and not others. Listen to that calling and read it to the stones once you know which ones pull you. If you read about all the stones first, your mind will start self prescribing and that is not your natural flow of energy.
HOW DO THEY GET TO CANADA?
We work with the ministry of mining and forestry to document the amounts released from Madagascar. It is a regulated industry and we do it right. Once approved and released the container is shipped to Canada by boat.
WHERE DOES THE PALO SANTO COME FROM?
The palo santo we carry is from Peru and Ecuador. It is sustainably sourced which means it is only taken from trees that have fallen or that will be replaced.