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What Are Drusy Quartz?

Posted on December 09, 2015 by Stacy Harbert | 0 Comments

A rising trend in jewelry design is pieces using Drusy quartz. Drusy gems are incredibly unique, and they inspire jewelry creations that celebrate that uniqueness. It’s the perfect gemstone for those who want to make a statement of taste and originality with their jewelry pieces.

Drusy (pronounced like druzy) quartz refers to a growth of many tiny crystals on a natural surface of another mineral. These micro-crystalline facets give the gemstone a look that resembles sparkling sugar or snow. The drusy used for jewelry is formed inside the hollows of geodes. Most jewelry-grade drusy comes from Brazil or Indonesia. As the geodes are mined, they are tapped with a metal bar to see if they are hollow. The hollow geodes are cut in half to see if they have drusy linings, and it is then determined if they are suitable or not for jewelry.

Rated at 7 on Mohs scale of hardness, drusy quartz is perfect for almost any type of jewelry. The quality of the gemstone is determined by color, weight, clarity, size, and evenness of crystal coverage. Colors can range from bright white to pinks, yellows, and violets. Recently, drusy have been treated with a thin coat of metallic colors, which are increasingly more popular than untreated drusy, and it also makes them more durable.

Drusy quartz is associated with peace, tranquility, patience, intuition, and unconditional love.

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