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Druzy also spelled as drusy, druse, depending on the minerals on top of which the crystals are formed, druzy can be found in various spectrums of colors, including white, pink, blue, purple, green, or even black. 

Although they may look sparkly, delicate, and have a velvety appearance, they are quite the durable gemstone and make for attractive centerpieces in pendants since they can be cut into various shapes with ease.  Here is a buying guide that will tell you everything about druzy and how to identify a real one.


druzy gemstone


What is Druzy?


Druzy is defined as the eye-catching, glittering effect of tiny crystals that resembles sugar and is formed on top of a colorful base mineral. It can occur in many variants because there are many types of minerals and each variant has its particular characteristics, such as crystal size, luster, and color.

Due to the difficulty of forming druzy on different minerals and the prevalence of silica throughout the world, more than 95% of druzy in the market is quartz. Since druzy quartz is rated a 7 on the Moh's scale and carries the risk of being detached, it is preferably used for pendants, brooches, and earrings over rings and bracelets.

Druzy is also found on –

  • Uvarovite Garnet
  • Rainbow Pyrite
  • Rainbow Hematite
  • Chrysocolla
  • Calcite
  • Dolomite
  • Sphalerite
  • Demantoid Garnet
  • Melanite Garnet
  • Azurite
  • Dioptase
  • Turquoise
  • Vanadinite
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Where is druzy found?


Druzy is most commonly discovered along riverbeds and shorelines, but it can be formed at any location where water has the opportunity to collect and evaporate on the rock.  The hotspots for finding druzy include Thailand, China, India, and Brazil.  Meanwhile, druzy quartz is formed all over the world and is extracted from Brazil, Mexico and many European countries. 


What are the varieties of druzy?


The search for the answer to this question revealed many answers, but these are the most renowned and frequently used varieties of druzy.

  • Uvarovite Garnet Druzy: Uvarovite is composed of calcium chromium silicate and is the rarest form of garnet. It has a striking emerald-green color and is the only consistently green (idiochromatic) garnet species. Uvarovite specimens are rarely found in gemstone quality and are in demand among collectors for their outstanding brilliance and color. Uvarovite druzy sourced from the Ural Mountains of Russia look lovely and are popular for jewelry-making.
  • Rainbow Pyrite: The trade name for an iridescent form of 'pyrite druzy' is rainbow pyrite. A relatively recent discovery and only found in Russia, it is known for its colorful rainbow-like iridescence, caused by differential refraction and diffraction of light. Top-quality rainbow pyrite displays all colors of the rainbow, along with gold, green, pink and blue.
  • Chrysocolla Druzy: Although it is not a very well-known gemstone yet, its usage to make interesting modern jewelry items such as wire-wrapped pendants has steadily increased. This can be credited to its intricate patterns, rich green and blue colors, and occurrence in large sizes and offbeat shapes.
  • Azurite Druzy: It is one of two basic copper carbonate minerals that have an intense and vivid blue color. Azurite was widely used as a pigment and fabric dye in the middle ages. It is now mainly a collector's stone, which is highly regarded for its stunning color and vitreous luster and is often used for ornamental objects or cut as a cabochon.
  • Turquoise: This sky-blue or green translucent to opaque basic aluminum phosphate contains copper and has been prized as a gemstone for millennia. The color we now call as turquoise was named after this gemstone.

The Color:


Druzy has an appearance very similar to sugar and is often dyed to the preference of the jeweler. Sometimes, these treated crystals are given a coat with a film of gold, platinum, sterling silver, or even titanium. Druzy with titanium on it usually adds shades of cobalt, purple, and various rainbow colors. Agate druzy is very easy to dye and there are so many different shades of backgrounds for the druzy to be made.


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The Cut of Druzy:


Since most druzy in the market is quartz druzy, it is a fairly hard gemstone and has the ideal hardness to be used for pendants, brooches, and earrings . Although it has a soft and velvety appearance, druzy is still a very durable gemstone that can be used as the centerpiece of pendants and can be easily cut into various shapes. The crystal is usually cut in the free form to bring out the beauty of the crystals. Since most common quartz material is found on the last stages of growth in an agate geode, pieces are chopped out of the centers of geodes. Some druzy pieces simply need to be cut out of the form and the background matrix needs to be trimmed off to form a cabochon.


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Druzy – Metaphysical properties, uses, and benefits


Druzy quartz has a major benefit over other crystals and stones because it can amplify the healing properties of other stones without losing its own. This is one of the reasons why it is bought and used by many people. Druzy quartz is an extremely efficient crystal on its own, but it can easily work with almost any other stone and increase its capabilities. Simply put, there is no wrong way to use quartz for its metaphysical properties or spiritual sessions.


Metaphysical Properties:


  • Druzy quartz is an ideal gemstone to help you achieve your goals as long as you transmit your thoughts and intentions to the crystal.
  • While meditating or when you are relaxing your body, holding the crystal in your hand and thinking about your goals allows the energy of the stone to amplify your intentions and enhance your energy.
  • Druzy quartz is special because, unlike other gemstones, it can connect with all chakras, but it is more effective with the crown chakra. It is believed to affect the way you overcome various situations. The quartz will play the role of relaxing your mind and helping you make more informed decisions.
  • It promotes clarity of mind and is believed to eliminate energy problems and boost energy flow.
  • It is not designated to any zodiac sign, so it works regardless of which month you were born in.

Health Benefits:


  • For hundreds of years, druzy quartz has been used for physical healing. It is considered to be one of the most efficient healing stones and is particularly more efficient for the immune system.
  • The quartz will also improve your circulatory system, the balance within your body, and is believed to help people who suffer from vertigo, motion sickness, or random migraines.
  • It is believed to boost your metabolism and help you reach a healthy weight.
  • The crystal is known to have the ability to detoxify your body and eliminate both negative energies and negative molecules.

*Please note: We do not recommend this information as a substitute for medical health conditions. Visit a healthcare professional before starting any alternative treatments. 


Emotional Benefits:


  • Emotional healing is a common property associated with druzy quartz — a bad mood, an incident with a negative person can be better ignored.
  • The power of your mind is crucial, and if you have trouble controlling it, you can rely on druzy quartz.
  • It is believed that druzy improves your perception and patience and makes you crave for a real laugh by finding something positive in everything around you.

Druzy Treatments:


Druzy is usually found white and then dyed into various colors. Naturally colored quartz druzy is found almost exclusively in sober colors like white, grey, tan, and cream. These quartz pieces are dyed black or other stunning colors such as purple, red, green, and blue. Adding a coating of titanium or other metallic vapor to druzy creates various iridescent finishes and adds different shades. 


druzy gemstone


How to clean druzy?


Lukewarm water is the best way to safely clean your druzy quartz jewelry. A bit of soap, along with a soft brush, will help you keep your piece shiny and clean. Extreme heat or harsh chemicals are a big NO since they are prone to damaging your druzy stones. Keep your druzy pieces in boxes with soft linings or inside a bag to avoid any scratches.

Raw stones that might be used for their healing benefits and during meditation should be cleansed with a high-pressure water spray. Air abrasive tools are also quite useful, and if you have any iron stains on your gemstone, oxalic acid, or sodium dithionate will do the trick and remove them. Sodium dithionate is another viable option for cleaning since other alternatives may cause irritations and physical discomfort to the user.


matched sruzy


Where should you buy druzy?


At GemsforJewels, we offer a beautiful range of druzy gemstone in a spectrum of stunning shades, including white, green, blue and many more. These stones can be purchased as cabochons, connectors, beads, or even as strands; there are umpteen varieties for you to choose from. We also provide different shapes to pick from, and your options include round, oval, pear, rectangle, and six other magnificent shapes. Druzy set in necklaces and earrings will be loved by all your customers.