The Intriguing Beauty of Drusy Quarts
Imagine the steady drip, drip, drip of water over rock creating tiny, bright crystal mineral formations through time.
Sparkling like snow, sugar or intricately set pave’ diamonds, those tiny crystals set Drusy apart from any other gemstone on the planet. That extraordinary sparkle is the reason jewelry designers, like the Koorey family, choose Drusy to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
Our history with Drusy dates back to when it was first introduced in the United States by German gem cutters who recognized its gemlike qualities. But Drusy, like most precious gemstones, was born when the earth was forming. Geologists tell us that when the dripping stopped, tiny crystals formed as the mineral-rich water evaporated. The crystals were encased in hard rock formations called “geodes”, waiting through the centuries to be cracked open like a jewel-filled egg.
Most Drusy today is colored or enhanced with thin deposits of precious metals like silver or titanium on its surface. Less common types, including Drusy that develops with garnet, pyrite, azurite and even turquoise, stand alone for natural coloration prized by innovative 21st Century gem cutters and jewelers producing jewelry of exceptional rarity.
Suited best for earrings and pendants, Drusy is a signature gemstone of the Koorey line favored for its natural dazzle. Imagine…over 20 years of creative experience and the trail of happy customers. Imagine Drusy at its best!
On left: Drusy sculpture carved by Dieter Lorenz. The piece on the right is by Steven Walters. These two carvers are cornerstones of imagination and innovation in the world of drusy. Art pieces available for purchase, contact us for more info.
Commonly Asked Questions
Clean the tiny crystals on the surface of the drusy quartz with unscented dishwashing detergent, water and a soft brush.
When a precious stone has tiny crystals formed on its surface, it is said to be drusy. When mineral and silica rich water gets into the porous area of a gem, it eventually cools and crystallization occurs, and this is how drusy is formed.
Drusy can form on just about any mineral substrate, but the gem-quality drusy quartz generally forms inside geodes--hollow rocks with crystalline structures inside. Brazil and Indonesia are major sources of drusy quartz.