Holidays are coming up and I wanted to get a jump start on a gift for my girlfriend. I haven't really done anything exciting for the last few gift giving events (birthday and anniversary), so I wanted to step up and do something better this time. We have been together 4 years now and I haven't given her anything shiny yet, so I feel like its probably about time. Problem is she is a geologist so I can't just go for the usual diamond/diamondish jewelry.
I have been googling for more interesting stuff but can't seem to find anything good. Fulgurite and moldavite looked really interesting, but fulgurite is fragile and hard to find on jewelry and moldivite seems to get expensive and sometimes creepy looking.
Also I'm on a budget for two reasons: 1. I don't make much money 2. She doesn't have much money and is having trouble just keeping her apartment (I'm still living with my parents. yay!?), so I told her she isn't allowed to spend money on me until she can get back into a geology job. So I don't want to give her something that looks really expensive and make her feel guilty.
So does anyone here know of any suggestions of where to look or what to look for?
That anyolite is nifty, I like the color mixing and it apparently has magic powers so that's a bonus. I appreciate the suggestions its helpful to narrow down my search. I should really know more about rocks after spending 4 years hanging around a bunch of geologists but whenever rock names come up someone always mentions cummingtonite and i get distracted.