Drusy (Druzy or Druse) is a coating made up of numerous small mineral crystals. Drusy quartz sparkles in the light like grains of sugar. Many drusy quartz specimens form on the inside of geodes. Druse forms when mineral rich fluids come in contact with a rocks surface. When the water evaporates it allows quartz crystals to form on the surface of the rock. Drusy quartz is often dyed or CVD coated to give it a metallic luster.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Drusy Quartz Colors
Druse Quartz, Druzy Quartz
Countries of Origin
Unknown; Uruguay; China; United States of America; Brazil; Nepal; India; Indonesia
Whether you choose a pendant or earrings or even a ring, drusy stones take advantage of the natural way quartz crystals form. Over time, water deposits mineral crystals onto the quartz and drusy quartz is born! These tiny crystals can be set in jewelry without faceting or almost any treatment at all. Savvy designers take advantage of drusy's many reflective surfaces in their creations. Drusy stones may be set in their natural state. They may also be dyed or color-enhanced to improve the marvelous effects of mother nature.
Treat your drusy stones with care. When you must clean them, a gentle rinse with warm water should be sufficient. Air dry thoroughly and store with care.