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.
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.