What is a Druzy?
The earth is full of minerals. Some of these minerals have health benefits, while others are desired for their rarity and beauty. Druzy gemstones are collected for their beauty. Sometimes referred to as druzy, druze, druse or drusie, these glittering rocks are sought-after by jewelry lovers and rock hounds.
All of the druzy we use are 100% natural, and therefore will vary in shape, size and color from piece to piece. Every piece of our druzy jewelry is truly one of a kind!
Druzy has many metaphysical properties; most of which are directly related to the gem material with which it is attached. Overall, the stone purifies and amplifies the body's natural healing properties and strengthens the spirit. It is also believed to provide the balance necessary to avoid depression or unnatural feelings of fear or dread.
Psychics believe that the gem can help to open blocked energy and assist its wearer find his or her own inner light. It can also help one to connect on all levels to their particular higher power.
A druzy is sets of tiny crystals of minerals that form on the surface of another stone. There are many types of druzy, because there are many types of minerals. Each type of druzy has particular characteristics, such as crystal size, luster and color. Quartz is one of the most common druzy types because of the prevalence of silica throughout the world. No matter what mineral forms the druzy, the overall appearance usually resembles that of sugar. The tiny crystals are considered beautiful because, like large gemstones, they glitter and catch rays of light.
The geological process that forms a druzy, the layer of crystals on the rock, occurs when water brings minerals onto a rock's surface. When the water evaporates, cooling occurs and the minerals are left behind to form crystals on top of the rock. Depending on the minerals, druzy gemstones can be almost any color of the rainbow, including white, pink, blue, purple, green or black.
Druzy can be found in any location in which there is a place for water to collect and evaporate on rock. It most often appears along river beds and shorelines. It therefore is helpful for collectors, whether commercial or otherwise, to be aware of the minerals common to an area when they look for a particular type of druzy.
Care of Druzy Jewelry
Care must be taken with regard to a druzy gemstone. Avoid knocking or banging it repeatedly as it will, most assuredly break. Also avoid immersing the gem material into harsh chemicals, or ultrasonic cleaners. To clean it, simply wipe it clean with a soft dry cloth.
Always remove your jewelry before using any product that contains bleach. Bleach can cause gold and other metal alloys to breakdown leaving the metal irreparably damaged. This includes swimming pools and bathing in hot tubs as chlorine products are added to prevent bacteria growth. Besides chlorine bleach, denatured alcohol, turpentine, acetone, and ammonia can cause harm. These chemicals can dull or even pit the surface of the druzy and other gemstones.