Thanks to a dazzling array of colors and its sparkling, crystallized texture, druzy — also known as druze, druse, or drusie — has long been coveted by jewelry lovers and rock collectors alike. Yet druzy is more than just a pretty stone with natural beauty. Discover how these glamorous, glittering gemstones are formed and learn why we believe these spellbinding mineral formations harbor natural healing properties.
Druzy is comprised of sets of tiny crystals of minerals that form on the surface of rocks. That’s why there are so many types of druzy — because there are so many types of stones, and druzy can form on them all.
Each type of druzy has particular characteristics, such as crystal size, luster, and color. No matter what mineral forms the druzy, the overall appearance usually resembles that of sugar or rock candy. Like large gemstones, the tiny crystals sparkle, glitter, and catch rays of light — which we think is one of the most beautiful things about them.
Quartz is one of the most common druzy types because of the prevalence of silica throughout the world. Other examples of druzy include uvarovite garnet, rainbow pyrite, rainbow hematite, chrysocolla, calcite, dolomite, sphalerite, demantoid garnet, melanite garnet, azurite, dioptase, turquoise, and vanadinite.
Druzy, like many gemstones, is naturally occurring and happens when water brings minerals to a rock’s surface, and then the water evaporates. During this process, cooling occurs, and the minerals are left behind to form crystals on top of the rock. Depending on the minerals, druzy gemstones can be almost any color of the rainbow, including white, pink, blue, purple, green, or black.
Druzy is most commonly found along riverbeds and shorelines, but it can also crop up anywhere water has the opportunity to collect and evaporate on rock.
The earth is full of minerals — some of which are sought for their health benefits, while others are desired for their rarity and beauty. Druzy combines both in one shiny, sparkly package.
Many believe that druzy harbors metaphysical properties; that the stone purifies and amplifies the body's natural healing abilities and strengthens the spirit. The druzy is also thought to provide the balance necessary to avoid depression or unnatural feelings of fear or dread. Feeling like you need to do more to discover your inner light? Many also believe the gem can help open blocked energy and connect one connect on all levels to their higher power.