“Nature is the supreme creation of art."
Deborah Austin is founder & owner of Crystal Labyrinth - enthusiast in gemstones & crystallography.
Launched in 2002, Deborah specialises in exquisite natural gemstones & bespoke jewellery. Evolving naturally from trading in London, in the world famous Shepherds Bush Market & then moving on to Taunton for a year, Crystal Labyrinth opened its third showroom in the famous World Heritage Site in Ironbridge, set within the boundary of Merrythought Village.
Deborah is very passionate about gemstones & their background from a scientific stance & is eager to convey that crystals & crystal based jewellery can be more than just ‘new age’, Deborah sources only the finest quality gems from around the world - every piece is hand selected.
For thousands of years, people all over the world have been using gemstones & minerals for their metaphysical properties & have used their stones in a variety of ways. However you choose to work with or use your crystals, whether you believe in the energy they hold, or if you wish to enjoy them for their outstanding beauty alone, Crystal Labyrinth brings to you exceptional quality gemstones!
To further enhance & capture a fascinating ambience in the shop, Deborah also sells an abundance of Swarovski crystals, most of which are not available anywhere else in the UK. These are purchased from a German Company who specifically buy direct from the Swarovski Company. Deborah designs & creates hanging chandelier pieces; from general gifts to special birthday presents & bespoke anniversary or wedding gifts. Some of these designs can be from 12 to 18 inches in length; shimmering arrays of cascading crystals, which are hung in bay windows & conservatories drawing the light from the sun, which then refract thousands of rainbows all over the room. These emulate chandeliers that hang in Palaces around the world & light fittings in stately rooms of large Victorian houses.