If you like natural stones and fossils and all earthly treasures, do not miss The Crystal Cave downtown Sarasota in Historic Downtown Village. The shop is like a treasure chest full of stones, crystals, mineral specimens, fossils, jewelry, books, gifts, and more. The Crystal Cave even offers classes and workshops on crystals, crystal healing, quartz formation and pendulums, & does special events.
The owner Susan Moen moved from Massachusetts to Sarasota. When she came to Florida, she left behind the crystal stores she had owned for 18 years.
Crystal healing, Moen explains, is based on the energy the stones give off. “They emanate an energy that comes from their absorption of the Earth’s energy, the magma of the earth,” she says. “We use different stones for different reasons–physical healing, spiritual healing, meditation, intentional purposes, superstition–some people even use them for superstitious purposes, as a good luck charm. But [my crystal healing] is based on science–I use the scientific reasons behind the formation of crystals in my work.”
“What a great experience we had at the Crystal Cave. The owner, Sue, welcomes the young and old alike. Her collection and knowledge of crystals are impressive. The displays are meticulously arranged. The place does not feel like a cave at all but has a light and airy feel … Great to hang out on a hot day and explore the many treasures. The store is easily accessible in downtown Sarasota and there is ample parking.” – Christian Doner
“The owner (sue) is one of my favorite people in Sarasota. She always greets you with a smile and treats all her customers like friends. The crystal cave is the most unique crystal/stone shop I have ever been to. Buy a moon man while you’re there! :)” – Jenni Purcell