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What is Drusy?

December 30, 2010 in Art,Artists,jewelry | Comments (0)

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Natural Rainbow Pyrite Drusy with Peridot, 14KY Gold

With several dozen natural and enhanced druzy pendants sparkling in Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s jewelry display, we occasionally hear,”What is Drusy?” Drusy is simply a thin layer of quartz crystals covering the surface of a host stone.  When mineral crystals such as garnet, chalcedony or amethyst form, there is sometimes a layer of condensed crystal points that harden on the surface of the stone. This translucent layer of tiny crystals formed in large numbers is known as a drusy encrustation.  Drusy crystals are often treated with titanium and oxygen vapor to enhance the drusy crystals for more vibrant blues, greens or purples while platinum can be used to create a silver or whitish hue. This application is a permanent enhancement and does not devalue the stone.

The colors of titanium-enhanced druzy are very hot and intensely bright; it shifts from a bright hot purple to a metallic deep blue with some shades of red. The colors differ with the change in the viewing angles for stunning pendants, earrings, pins and rings.

Whether you prefer Natural or Enhanced Drusy, no collection is complete without a drusy, and wearing Jewelry by Tana will make your friends say “WOW” and make you sparkle like the drusy you wear. Remember to always buy from reputable dealers like Hunter-Wolff Gallery for genuine titanium and silver coated drusies and other fine jewelry products.

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