The company entered the gemstone industry in 1966 and soon secured a distinguished trading reputation. The Soklich Family settled in the Perth foothills, after Frank Soklich made his courageous migrant journey from his home country of Slovenia via ship in 1956. At the tender age of 13, he worked alongside his father and brothers toiling in a carpentry and design business. However, it wasn’t long before his is adventurous spirit, thirst for exploration and love for the mineral kingdom led to the pursuit of a life long business commitment with wife Maureen and family. Today, Soklich Trading Company is one of Australia's leading mineral and crystal operators, providing local, national and international markets with the finest collection of gem and mineral specimens from around the globe.