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Drusy Quartz Jewelry

Started 1331451553.76 in Jewelry Talk | Last reply 1331908299.333 by grannyjannie

Am I wrong to think that drusy quarts stones are sharp edged and rough to the touch? I ordered a ring but it had a sharp edge so I returned it. Perhaps they might consider coating the stone with a clear cabachon material??

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WAgal1331487317.847806 PostsRegistered 5/23/2007

I was wondering if they were rough and sharp too, like they look. I'm thinking a pendant might be the way to go.

luvmyteddy1331488489.798566 PostsRegistered 9/4/2010Land of Oz

From what I have seen presented on both shopping channels they are uneven and not smooth. I ordered the Lee Sands pendant and it is a good deal, not real sterling, but looks nice for the price. I want a ring but don't like the uneveness of the stone and you never know what kind of sparkle you will get with each piece being different.

Krimpette1331489590.56310169 PostsRegistered 9/7/2007MidAtlantic

First off, let me say that I'm not a fan of Drusy - at least for now. But I will say that there can be very attractive Drusy, done the right way (or at least in a way that appeals to me). When I've seen Drusy at craft fairs, for the most part, the pieces are free-form and smoothed (polished) around the edges, and even smoother a bit inward, with the unpolished Drusy in the center. Very pretty! (Not so pretty that I've bought any, however.)

annabellet­hecat1331490112.6614391 PostsRegistered 9/23/2006
Recently QVC had quite a large number of Drusy pieces. They had one ring that the band and all of the Drusy was carved together. I don't like the way they dye it. They do die it, don't they?

esmeraldag­ooch1331492435.39712162 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

Druzy doublet.

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starlights­tarbright1331786654.493270 PostsRegistered 7/28/2011

Can they consider taking drusy out of inventory? I've seen enough of it here to last a lifetime. (sorry, but I couldn't resist).

Seriously, I don't buy drusy, but I've seen a couple of drusy rings at TJ Maxx. Both were set in silver, and were rough, and uneven. It looked like glitter on top of the stone. And both rings were on clearance for about $12.00 each.

manicshopp­er1331825106.282828 PostsRegistered 10/21/2009Never Never Land

Rough - yes, kind of like a sandpaper feel.

Sharp - no, not the ones I have anyway.

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- Eleanor Roosevelt

2blonde1331833252.1706 PostsRegistered 7/17/2007NE Ohio

There are varying grades of drusy quartz. The finer textured, flatter pieces are nicer and more comfortable to wear. Having said that, I would also like to add a word of caution when buying drusy. I do have some of it (including one 14K ring purchased 8-10 years ago when I wasn't even sure what it was, that has held up nicely). I've had trouble with a couple of the titanium coated pieces, though, and these pieces weren't particularly cheap. They were purchased from the Southern channel. One is a Nicky Butler piece and one was a Colleen L. piece. Another was set in 14K. On all these pieces, the coating changed from a gorgeous array of blues, pinks, greens and purples to just a dull matte color. I was very careful with them......they never even got wet, and were kept in one of those Prestige jewelry boxes that they also sell. It really galls me because they have beautiful surrounding stones, but I won't wear them because the drusy looks so bad. I'll add that this "tarnishing" happened when the rings were only a few months old. Has anyone else had such an experience?

Laura

kachina6241331867646.8616195 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico
On 3/11/2012 annabellethecat said: Recently QVC had quite a large number of Drusy pieces. They had one ring that the band and all of the Drusy was carved together. I don't like the way they dye it. They do die it, don't they?

Drusy is not dyed. It is coated with some type of metallic substance with an electroplating process. The substance used depends on the color they desire to achieve. I have a ring that I have deliberately left on my finger when I wash my hands just to see how it hold up. So far, so good. I've never had trouble with it catching on fabric. It doesn't have the type of points that easily catch on things.

grannyjann­ie1331908299.3338723 PostsRegistered 11/17/2006West of the Windy City

I did purchase a Drusy ring (sterling silver) from the Q several months back, and love it. It IS rough, but the stone is just so gorgeous (blue-green) I can't stand it. :)

Hopeless Romantic :)

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