Some of our international Museum customers include: The Natural History Museum in London, England; The Sorbonne Museum in Paris, France; The Museé d’histoire natural in Paris, France; The South Australian Museum; The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA; The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Texas, USA; The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Los Angeles County Museum, LA, California, USA, NY, USA; and the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada, however, museums form only a small portion of our clients which range from the world’s finest private collectors to fledgling enthusiasts.
"We have supplied the world’s top private collectors and Natural History Museums with the best specimens that came to the market since 1990"
Crystal Classics have been involved in the purchase and dispersal of most of the major mineral collections to come on the market in recent times, and have handled some of the world’s finest mineral treasures over the last decades. Crystal Classics has dealt with dozens of collections including The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - over 20,000 specimens (PA, USA); the Martin Zinn III Collection (USA); the Karlheinz Grosch Tsumeb Collection (Germany), The Milton Lavers Collection (Australia), Franz Lammer Collection (Austria) and Simone and Peter Huber Collection (Austria).
We have extensive purpose-built offices based in the beautiful county of Somerset in Southern England (about 2.5 hours’ drive southwest of London) in the ancient village of East Coker with a huge selection of minerals for viewing in our showroom, and a state of the art mineral preparation (trimming and cleaning) laboratory. Our selection of fine minerals is certainly the largest in Europe and can be viewed in our showroom between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday by appointment only.
We are always interested in purchasing individual specimens or whole collections, and are instant cash buyers – please contact us to appraise any items you may wish to sell. We buy a major part of all collections coming to the market worldwide.
You can meet us in person at all major mineral shows worldwide:
- January/February: Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, AZ, USA
- April: Houston, Texas, USA
- June: Mineral and Gem, Sainte Marie-aux-Mines, France
- September: Denver Gem and Mineral Show, CO, USA
- October: The Rock Exchange, Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK
- October: Mineralientage - Munich, Germany
- November: The Sussex Mineral Show, Haywards Heath, Sussex, UK
- November: The Australian Fine Mineral Show, Melbourne, Australia