Craig was interviewed by Voyage Michigan. Please follow this link to read the full article.
"Smokey Citrine came about in 2019 when my partner Citrine LaCroix and I discovered that we both share a love and appreciation for gemstones, crystals, minerals, and stylish goods. We also love the mining and gem trading experience. We take annual trips to different mines around the U.S. to source gems. There’s something very relaxing and therapeutic about getting dirty and searching for crystals in piles of rocks and mud. We also love to buy gemstones directly from miners and ethical gem traders from all over the world."
"Where do you see things going in the next 5-10 years?
There are always shifts and changes when it comes to art and fashion. As time goes on, I see exclusive and limited-edition art becoming less of an elite thing and more normalized throughout all levels of society. In the past, only certain people bought and appreciated art and collected rare creations. Now it appears that more people are exploring their creative side. In the future people are going to want more handmade things that are unique and related to them in some way. People will prefer buying high-quality custom goods directly from the creator vs factory-made mass-produced products that were designed to be thrown away after a few uses. Unique wall art, jewelry, and décor will be just as important as a sofa and television set and people will venture to local markets and small shops to find these goods. "