A feminine and vibrant touch to your wardrobe. Crafted in polished gold-tone, this necklace displays a row of four oval 12 x 10mm - 16 x 12mm bezel set dyed drusy agate cabochons in white, fuchsia, blue and purple. A gold-tone leaf design is accented with a mauve pink resin rose for a delicate touch. The necklace measures 25-1/2"L x 2-5/8"L x 1"W, features a rolo chain and secures with a lobster clasp.
There are several different spellings, but “druzy,” “drusy” and “druse” all refer to minute quartz crystals that form within or on other stones. When ground water carrying dissolved silica is forced into a porous area of rock, rapid cooling often occurs. It causes the formation of tiny crystals on top of previously deposited minerals or gemstones, particularly quartz, chalcedony or agate. The cutting of druzy cabochons begins with a rough agate geode. After removing the outer layers of agate, the inner cavity with the druzy is revealed. These pieces are then cut so that a thin layer is left with the druzy crystals appearing on the top. The agate portion of each piece is then shaped, sanded and polished.