What is Druzy?

Posted On: 12.25.2012  |  Posted In: Artisan Tips, Jewelry

Druzy is a glittery coating of crystals directly on another stone.  It occurs naturally on the surface or in cracks of another stone. Tiny quartz crystals cover the stone, resulting in a sparkling appearance that makes a dramatic piece of jewelry.

Jewelry artisan Meg Galligan of Margaret Elizabeth has used druzy in a pendant necklaces   including white druzy and a long necklace with a  dark druzy pendant.  Carol Lipworth’s square druzy pendant highlights a glittery array of colors.  Different colors can occur naturally as druzy, or it can be dyed.   Miller Canning has used a titanium dipped  druzy pendant to highlight the beauty of a necklace of polished agate beads.    In these pieces, the surface of the stone looks like it has been scattered with stony glitter.

When the surface of the druzy stone has been polished, the glittering effect of the druzy is still seen beneath the polished surface.  This stunning statement necklace of dyed teal blue agate  from the artisan studio of Carol Lipworth.

Whether it has a rough surface or a polished surface, is spelled druzy or drusie,you will love the glittering starstruck look of this beautiful jewelry stone.


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