The sparkle of the druzy quartz is breathtaking. “Druzy “(also spelled drusy) means “tiny crystals”. These are popular and gorgeous eye-catching centerpieces on jewelry and a personal favorite of mine.
The quartz layer that forms on top of gemstones takes millions of years to grow. They are the layer of quartz crystals on gemstones that has not been polished off to make cabochons. The many facets of the crystals catch the light, which creates their shimmering beauty.
Usually formed on amethyst, the spiky, sparkly uppermost layer can be left in its natural beauty or dyed a specific color. Most druzys are dyed and a specific chemical process is used to make the color deep, bright and permanent. For instance, when titanium is placed in a chamber and heated with a druzy, the resulting color is a brilliant blue (known as titanium druzy).
I collect a huge variety of druzys. Some are natural, some are chemically dyed and some are coated. For instance, I just finished a beautiful druzy pendant that is coated with 18 kt gold. This leaves it incredibly shiny and bright, almost as if it were made entirely out of polished gold.
Besides the color and gemstone varieties, druzys also come in incredible shapes and sizes. The most simple to wrap are the classic oval shapes; however, I enjoy the challenge of wrapping a druzy with a really unique and fun shape: the more asymmetric, the better!
Overall, druzy quartz is a very popular gemstone due to the fact that it comes in a huge range of colors and shapes and because the sparkle and shine are breathtaking. On top of that, they are quite durable despite their delicate appearance, making them ideal for jewelry. I enjoy working with them immensely. Below you can see examples of finished druzy pendants and earrings as well as the raw stones I begin with.
One last note, all the photos of druzy quartz are mine and are currently in stock. If you see one that catches your eye, let me know and it could be yours!
Here is a collection of wire-wrapped druzys.
Each are unique and gorgeous.
If you see one you like, let me know!
Each of these are a one-of-a kind. From the left there is a blue
chalcedony, amethyst and ocean jasper. In the middle row, there
is malachite azurite, pumpkin agate and rainbow
. On the bottom row, both are natural.