That's how it happened for me when I got my introduction to healing stones and crystals. It was a trip to a crystal shop with Tracey when I wandered off on my own to look around, and the bright red flash of colour caught my eye.
The swirls of light in Sardonyx were the bait for me - I picked up a few stones and rolled them around in my hand. I didn't know what they meant at the time, but I kept looking at them and thinking how unique they looked. I took the bait without even knowing it.