Infinite Stones Packs Infinite Potential
Apr 29, 2015 08:47AM
● By J. F. Walker
Stewart Sullivan (R) and Matt Abate
Stewart Sullivan and Matt Abate, co-owners of Infinite Stones, LLC, in Fort Myers, are not typical rock hounds hunting gemstones for a sense of adventure and discovery. Neither do they fall under the category of hobbyists. Instead, the two men who have been friends for more than 25 years are in the unique business of artisan mining in Minas Gerais, Brazil, one of the most productive gem-mining regions on Earth. It is known throughout the world for the finest Brazilian aquamarine and tourmaline, as well as significant finds of quartz, chrysoberyl, diamond, emerald, kyanite, morganite, mica, feldspar (for the ceramic industry) and granite.
Sullivan and Abate recently moved their wholesale warehouse and retail store from Massachusetts to Fort Myers, where they intend to become more active and involved in the community.
Sullivan, now the primary traveler, goes between the U.S., Brazil and India, from where he has been importing marble and semiprecious slabs, sinks and tiles for more than 13 years. “I also own a natural stone slabs wholesale company and offer counseling for freight procedures,” he says.
Eager to delve into the metaphysical aspect of the gemstones they import, Sullivan and Abate open up their large warehouse to events such as a psychic fair on the first Tuesday of every month. “We don’t just want to buy and sell,” explains Abate. “We want to invite the community in and allow individuals to offer things such as tarot card readings and pendulum classes.”
Infinite Stones LLC, 12901 Metro Pkwy., Fort Myers. Appointments are required for wholesale transactions. Call 239-561-1981 or visit InfiniteStonesLLC.com.