Welcome to Rocks and Gems Canada! We are a third-generation small family business, owned and operated since 1976, and located in the Rocky Mountains of Canada. We specialize in gemstones, minerals, semi-precious stone jewellery, fossils and meteorites. Founded in Lake Louise, Canada in 1976, our business now includes two stores in Banff, one store in Whistler and our new website.
We truly are a rock shop like no other. What began with the chance discovery of a quartz crystal by the river in Lake Louise soon became a collecting passion that quickly evolved into a retail storefront in 1976. Years of family vacations spent fossil digging and rock collecting cemented the interest and love of all things rocks and gems. Through our second and now third generation family owners, we strive to bring the best of semi-precious stone products, minerals, fossils and meteorites to the mainstream.
With a huge selection of products and price points that are accessible to all, there is something for everyone. We curate our semi-precious stone jewellery items from all over the world, as well as design and produce company specific lines for our clientele. The beauty of stones, both polished and in natural form, are showcased in our stores and online and we pride ourselves on providing many different types, shapes and sizes of minerals and crystals from all over the world.
We also specialise in fossils and meteorites; a special part of our company's identity since the very beginning. You will not find a selection of fossils and meteorites like this anywhere else.
We carry specimens for the beginner enthusiast all the way up to museum quality pieces for the collectors. All of our items are authentic and we have more than forty years experience in the business. We know all of our suppliers personally. For our fossil collection, we know who finds the fossil, who cleans and prepares it for the market, and who authenticates the fossils for museums and resale. Our suppliers are pre-eminent in their specialized fields and many are used by museums and universities to authenticate, date, and classify the fossils that are still being discovered today. The same goes for our meteorite suppliers, who we have worked with personally for decades. We hand select our specimens to ensure their quality and authenticity, with each piece including a guaranteed certificate of authenticity.
Our brand new online store provides an exciting opportunity to showcase our unique and interesting products to everyone, including those who are not able to visit us in person in our Banff or Whistler locations. We hope you enjoy and thank you for visiting!
Rocks and Gems Canada is a division of Biro Holdings Limited.