|An opened geode. The interior is covered in small crystals called druzy.|
Druzy. It's sort of a catch-all term for small crystals that form in a void on a mineral, whether it be in a geode, a crack or fissure (called a vug) or an open surface. Druzy are most commonly found on quartz but may be located on a number of minerals. The term, alternately spelled drusy, is from the German "druse," meaning geode. The stone can be dyed to enhance the hue and is often coated in a clear material to protect the delicate crystals.
And when polished, the small crystals can be absolutely stunning.
Check out some of Etsy's most beautiful druzy jewelry after the jump!
|JP Gem Jewels|
|Diva Deals 2004|
|Cindy Lou Who 2|