If you’ve been to Haida Gwaii, it’s likely you’ve heard of the importance of copper. The Haida and many other coastal nations have depended on this resource for centuries due to its ability to be bent and shaped into any form the maker chooses. Many spiritual elements come into play with copper as well and can assist you in your healing practices.Read More
Join us this summer every Tuesday and Friday at 11 am for Rock Talks at Crystal Cabin!
In this 30 minute fun and interactive tour expect to learn about Haida Gwaii’s unique geological history, including Introduction to Stones from Haida Gwaii; Geological Formation of the Islands; Tlell Stone Circle Tour; Identify Agates and Learn How They are Formed.Read More
Since its humble beginnings in the 1980's, Crystal Cabin has become more than a shop to locals and visitors on Haida Gwaii. What started out as a booth appearing at local music festivals eventually turned into a local institution. Dutes worked endlessly to meld his love for local minerals and art with his talent as a jeweler and the resulting Crystal Cabin we know today is the result.Read More
We often get questions about how to care for jewelry whether it be silver, gold, copper, or argillite. It’s important to stay informed about the type of metal or stone you are wearing in order to preserve and care for it properly. Since Haida-carved silver jewelry is particularly popular for its look and craftsmanship, we thought we’d start with that first.Read More
As people are looking to experience Haida Gwaii and learn more about Haida culture, we regularly receive questions about Haida art and how to go about purchasing a piece, whether that be jewelry, a carving, or sometimes even a 50 ft pole. (Yes people do go shopping for Haida carved poles. How do you fit that in your suitcase??)Read More