Dear Sue, I also started with a gift, a friend gave me a matched
pair of Mystic Topaz's. I found Tripps.com right off the bat, and
havestayed with them. I set one in a ring that I wear all the time,
and the other in a pendant I have only worn a few time. It is a
lessonI have learned and never forgotten. Mystic's have a titanium
backing, and it wears off, the two stones are no longer the same.
Since I was blessed with free stones, and have taken it to heart, I
now make sure that I give starter stones, and also my source lists
too. Love to share.
Welcome, blessings pat