Summer Open Day 2016

8 June 2016


Saturday 4th June

After months of renovation works, redecoration, dusting and vacuuming our Somerset based showroom was finally ready for the 10am grand unveiling.  In conjunction with the opening of our showroom our new website ( went live with a mega 100 worldwide specimen update.  

The new showroom before opening

Customers were treated to a bacon roll and coffee before they formed an orderly queue outside the showroom front door.

Who would be first through the door of our new showroom?


Amongst the new collections that we have purchased in recent months is the Charles Rashleigh Mineral Collection.  This collection was found and brought to us in its handmade wooden presentation box and had its original identification labels with the minerals.  Although this collection was not available to purchase it was displayed for everyone to enjoy.

The Charles Rashleigh Presentation Cabinet


Customers busy hunting for that one special mineral specimen

This colourful display cabinet was very popular with the ladies


It was so busy that we needed to call in back up support – Minky keeping a watchful eye


Diana Bruce waiting to answer any customer queries


Katrin and Peter Schlegel also helping to man the open day


Simon Kocher, Mike Rumsey, Chris Mavris and Adam Pacey from

The Natural History Museum - London

It was lovely to meet with customers old and new and we would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who attended and made the opening of the refurbished showroom a great success.

Don’t forget to visit our new website and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.


The Crystal Classics Team

Author: Debbie Boyer
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