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 different continents. My goal is to improve transparency and ensure ethical sourcing on all products in the future. I recently visited my supplier in Morocco (May 2023) to visit and document some of the mines that our specimens are sourced from. During the trip, we visited the mines of Mibladen and Sidi Ayad. We also visited our selenite workshop in Midelt and purchased from miners near Bou Azzer.

I will try to continue this process as my budget and time as a student allows. I will be finishing my degree in entrepreneurship at Bishop's University in April of 2024. After this, I intend to become full-time at Erikord Gems and look forward to many more journeys to source product direct from the sources.

 

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 $30 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.