Near my heart chakra:
-- hematite (to help with depression; I take it out and rub it a lot. Adric says I might as well, I've tried everything else)
-- malachite (to help with expressing myself, per Janel's recommendation)
-- garnet (for passion. James admired the cut)
-- clear quartz (for amplification of the other stones)
-- rose quartz (two pieces. One is for romance and was used in conjunction with the garnet and clear quartz. The other is a piece I was really drawn to this weekend and am using to raise my self-love)
Power beads (I got these when the fad was huge a year or two ago, and rediscovered them recently. The fad's over, but I need the help):
-- rose quartz (love and friendship)
-- amethyst (intelligence)
-- fluorite (balance, though to tell the truth, I really got them because the stones are pretty)
If anyone has any recommendations, corrections, or crystals of their own, I'd love to hear.
Now I need to go pick out a very special crystal for a very special person.