What’s a druzy?

Druzy, also known as druse, drusy and drusies, is the layer of tiny crystals over the surface of another stone like agate, chrysocolla, chalcedony, or jasper. These encrustations or clusters of crystals can look like sparkling stardust, sugar, snow or frozen dew. When these crystals are very fine, they can give the rock a soft and velvety appearance.

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Most druzy is found within the walls of hollow agate or chalcedony stones. They are created when ground water carrying dissolved silica is forced into the porous area of these rocks. Then rapid cooling occurs and causes the formation of these crystals on the surfaces of the cavity. What results are little, crystal caves, or geodes. Druzy gems form naturally over millions of years, and these enchanting crystal-coated caves are found all over the world. Ancient Japanese believed druzies formed from the breath of a white dragon, and regarded it as representing perfection. Australian Aborigines used them in rain rituals. Sphere-shpaed druzies have been used as crystal balls to predict the future since the middle ages. Along with other quartz crystal, it has been used historically to detect food poison. It is said to draw out pain. In metaphysical crystal lore it is associated with power, energy, and clarity.

druzy caveThere’s something magical about the natural beauty and variation of druzies- that’s what led Circa 1985 to include several in our new collection! Organic glamour at a price that won’t break the bank! Please visit www.maximalart.com/Circa-1985 to learn more!

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