Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Drusy Stones (Bernardine Fine Art Jewelry)
Today is about sharing my current jewelry addiction...DRUSY.  Drusy is a gemstone that has come to the forefront of the jewelry world within the last couple of years.  In its' true form, however, it has been in existence for millions of years.  Drusy (sometimes called druzy or druse) is a coating of fine crystals with a reflective surface reminiscent of sugar that forms on a rock surface or is recessed in a crevice of a rock (often quartz).  One-of-a-kind jewelry is created from these formations.

White Drusy Technibond Ring (HSN $90)
For me, each piece of drusy jewelry is an expression of individual artistry.  There is a raw, natural, artistic "rocklike" appeal to every drusy jewelry piece. 

Black Drusy Pendant (J. Petet Designs)

Pyrite Drusy Brass Ring (Chase and Scout)

Most natural drusy falls into the neutral color category: white, gray, tan, or cream.  In order to achieve the beautiful, vibrant colors often seen in drusy jewelry, the stones are typically dyed or color enhanced through vapor deposition.  This process deposits a colored metallic coating on the drusy.  In my opinion, natural or color enhanced, the beauty is mesmerizing! 

Rainbow/Sunset Drusy Silver Cuff Bracelet
Pink Drusy Necklace (Winnie Chai $360 - One of a Kind)
Nicky Butler Sunset Drusy SS Ring (HSN $140)

When drusy is set into jewelry, the settings fall into the two categories of flat and window.  Flat is as it sounds...the top surface of the stone is flush with the setting.  The drusy pictured above falls into that category.  Below are a couple examples of window drusy.  Can you see the difference?  A window drusy is a coated drusy with a clear spot through which the interior can be viewed.  Which do you prefer?  In my opinion, there is a place for both in a jewelry collection, and both have beautiful attributes.
Nicky Butler Aqua Drusy SS Ring (HSN $150)

Gold Drusy Bracelet

Brown Drusy and Animal Print Stone (JTV)
Rose Drusy and Animal Print Pendant

Gold Druzy 18k GP Ring (Marcia Moran)
Quality and value: You might expect such a bold, fascinating piece of drusy jewelry to be somewhat expensive.  Fortunately, drusy is relatively affordable.  You can get the so called "bang-for-your buck" with this gemstone!  Here you are seeing images in a range of colors, styles, and prices.  I have included several luxury retailers here as well as the more affordable, but still quality, shopping channel retailers (QVC being my favorite).  Another affordable source worth investigating for drusy jewelry is When it comes to quality, the most important factors are color, size and quality of crystals, evenness of crystal coverage, and craftsmanship.  It is important to know that drusy is also relatively durable (a "7" on the hardness scale). As far as cleaning, warm soapy water is the preferred method.

Carnelian Drusy Bracelet (Etsy)
Titanium Drusy/Wood Ring (Liz Larios $130)
Drusy Pendants (Howard Lazar Jewelry Designs)

Blue/Rainbow Drusy Technibond Ring (HSN $80)
Is there potential for drusy beyond 
jewelry?  I envision drusy in home decor.  Can you envision drusy surrounding a mirror in an entrance foyer...or as a lamp base on a living room end table?  So many possibilities...

And finally, a few last beauties...Enjoy!!!
Gold Drusy w/ Onyx GP Cuff (Christine Darren $387)

Gold Agate Drusy Earrings (Kalled Gallery)

Titanium Drusy w/ Mystic Topaz SS Necklace ( $250)
White Drusy 18k RG/Black Rhodium SS Ring and Rainbow Drusy w/ Blue Topaz 14k YG Ring (Personal Collection)


  1. The blue topaz ring at the bottom: I had one before it got stolen from me and I'm trying desperately to replace mine. Do you have any information about the year & price you bought it, store, brand/designer, any information at all? Please and thank you!