Our Story and Mission

How It Started

My name is Erik Morrison. I started this business as a passion that sparked from within the region I grew up in, which is Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada. Wilberforce is located about 30 minutes away from Bancroft, Ontario, which is best known as the "Rockhounding Capital of Canada". There is a variety of rocks and minerals that can be searched for and collected across this region. This hobby of mine expanded continuously and led me to where Erikord Gems is today. 

 

Future Aspirations

I know the gem and mineral industry can be complicated. It can be difficult to see the entire supply chain and processes when buying from across different continents. My goal is to improve transparency and ensure ethical sourcing on all products in the future. I met with one of my best suppliers in Morocco during May 2023 to visit and document some of the mines where our specimens are sourced. During the trip, we visited and purchased on-site at the mines of Mibladen and Sidi Ayad. We also visited our selenite workshop in Midelt and purchased directly from miners near Bou Azzer.

I will continue this process as feasible in the near future. I recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship from Bishop's University in April of 2024. As of June 2024, I have become full-time at Erikord Gems and look forward to more journeys to source product directly from miners at the source.

 

Sourced With Care

We are working hard to ensure every piece is sourced with care. Our mission is to do our best to ensure each piece is sourced responsibly throughout the entire supply chain.

 

Personalized Support

Are you looking for something that you haven't been able to find? Send us an email and we will be happy to help. We love to help creators and collectors find gemstones and specimens specific to their needs and wants. Have an idea? Let us know and we can begin the process :)

 

Shipping

Erikord Gems offers free shipping on all orders over $50 CAD, for a limited time. We have flat rate shipping available for all other orders. We ship across Canada and the USA from Sherbrooke, QC, Canada.