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post #31 of 47
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Originally Posted by Trillcat View Post
How in the world did I miss this thread???
I am a rock hound from years back. Many years.
My love started I don't quite remember when, but I remember being so happy when family vaccation time came around, to a lake, so I could look for pretty rocks! Wading around amongst the tadpoles in the shallows by the big rocks. Had quite a collection! (of rocks, not tadpoles)
All my collection is gone, not supprising as this was over 35 years ago. Except one. A piece of not to great looking orange quartz crystal looking thing.
When I became pagan, I took an interest in crystals, they attuned to me, or I attuned to them, as I said, rock hound, now with occult knowledge! (Paste that as a new and improved on a breakfast cerial)
I became fascinated with rose quartz. Something about it I just liked. Not really a pink person, but there was just an energy there. Got out my old orange rock, Dont know why, long forgotten at this point The orange was just the surface, It was rose quartz.
Opals! Sorry, that was unexpected. lol. That is my birthstone, and I love them, never found one in the wild though. I never bought one for myself, your not suposed to do that, bad mojo or something, unless your stone is that, just never wanted to temp fate.
You'd love some of my quartz specimens. From a 2 pounder I would take to schools, to a tiny double scepter specimen and some Jeffrey Quarry Solution Quartz specimens.

http://www.arcrystalmine.com/jqsq/SQ13.JPG for an example of Jeffrey Quartz.

http://www.geminerals.com/2006/DSCN2501.JPG example of quartz scepter crystal

Not a pink person, either, but I like pink gems.
post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by caitsith View Post
Sadly no ! But that's a great idea !! Maybe i should look into making them one !! Just to show you !
Just be sure that it wouldn´t be a heavy stone my friend.....
post #33 of 47
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Of course ! My fav is Amethyst i think! I have too many i like ! I WILL get better pics soon ! This is my Ammonite..
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by Jupeycat View Post
I'm interested in gem stones, fossils and I'm a beachcomber though I've never found any fossils myself. We've just come back from Whitby - the land of jet .
Have you ever collected sea glass? I just saw a TV show on this recently. I had no idea this stuff was collectible, and is worth money! I'm going to look for it the next time I'm at the beach.

Google sea glass and you'll see what I mean!
post #35 of 47
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Originally Posted by Dusty's Mom View Post
Have you ever collected sea glass? I just saw a TV show on this recently. I had no idea this stuff was collectible, and is worth money! I'm going to look for it the next time I'm at the beach.

Google sea glass and you'll see what I mean!
I actually did pick up a small piece of brown glass when we were at the beach last week, I didn't realise it was made into jewellery until I googled it!
post #36 of 47
The picture are great!..
post #37 of 47
I`ve always been fascinated by gems,rocks and minerals but never pursued it as a hobby.My favorite is jade(nephrite and jadite).I feel it is the most beautiful prescious mineral one can work with.
post #38 of 47
I too love stons, gems etc. but haven't really collected them seriously. As a pagan (not the only one commenting in this thrad I think!) all my stones were gifted to me rather than bought by me. I have a piece of junky orange citrine that my gran gave me which I love and took as a charm into every exam I sat from Standard Grades in 2002 onwards.
post #39 of 47
If anyone can and want share some pic´s that would be terrific!..
post #40 of 47
Did I hear someone mention my most favorite thing in the whole world? (next to cats, that is! ).

I'm not into collecting gemstone rocks per se, but I do collect jewelry with different gemstones already set - which I intend on leaving to my granddaughter. I have a pretty good variety, but my absolute favorites are diamonds, opals, & rubies. Tanzanites are pretty cool, too.
post #41 of 47
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Originally Posted by Jupeycat View Post
I actually did pick up a small piece of brown glass when we were at the beach last week, I didn't realise it was made into jewellery until I googled it!
Did you see the prices on some of that jewelry? Wow! $200+ for a pair of earrings! I know it is hand made and silver, but it's sea glass!
post #42 of 47
I love eBay for my gemstone jewelry. I recently got several lovely pieces, a blue topaz ring, a rutilated quartz and blue topaz pendant, a titanium druzy pendant and bracelet. They are all set in sterling silver, and I have spent about $20 for all of them. I found a couple of great sellers that offer beautiful jewelry and free shipping.
post #43 of 47
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Originally Posted by CoolCat View Post
If anyone can and want share some pic´s that would be terrific!..
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post #44 of 47
Gotta take some pics, first, Rigel. Need to borrow a camera.
post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
Gotta take some pics, first, Rigel. Need to borrow a camera.
Yeah! Got to get mine sorted too !! Im going as fast as i can !!
post #46 of 47
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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
Gotta take some pics, first, Rigel. Need to borrow a camera.

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Originally Posted by caitsith View Post
Yeah! Got to get mine sorted too !! Im going as fast as i can !!
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post #47 of 47
me, me! Not as involved as many here, but before I hurt my knee, we would go rock hounding - and I had wanted to do so much more. Went to Montana to a sapphire mine, have dug for thunder eggs in Oregon, and I simply love rock shops - picture agate, fossils...and of course, sparklies
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