Druzy is the glittering effect of tiny crystals over the top of a colourful mineral. It is beautiful when used in making jewellery. Druzy stones have sparkle and great color and can be cut into various shapes with ease.
The druzy quartz gems grow slowly over millions of years and are found as the very last layer of growth on agate or another colourful base. It does not always refer to quartz, druzy is any kind of mineral found in a plate-like form, such as garnets, calcite, dolomite and malachite. Whilst they look sparkly and delicate, druzy quartz is a fairly durable gem.
Main Features of Druzy Cabochons
Druzy quartz is made up of many tiny crystals and it has a velvety and soft appearance to it. There can be large formed crystals or many medium crystals with the formation. Treated colorful crystals are sometimes coated with a film of gold, platinum, sterling silver, or titanium. When the Druzy has titanium on it, this adds cobalt, purple, or various rainbow colors. Agates are also easy to dye, so many different shades of backgrounds for the druzy can be made.