Bold and beautifully chunky and sparkly red Druzy (also spelled Drusy) stones are simply wrapped with Sterling Silver wire to create show-stopping earrings! To call this shade "red" isn't doing it justice, so imagine a glass of your favorite Merlot, and you'll almost be there! For a Goth look, ask me to add a dark patina to the silver! It will look amazing against the red!
The stones have amazing texture, both from the tiny crystals, and from the hills and valleys that create the unique highs and lows of the top surface. The crystals are very sparkly, although I've had trouble capturing that glitter in my photos.
Druzy is what happens when tiny crystals form over the top of another mineral, creating an amazing glittery effect. These particular stones remind me of freshly fallen snow, with wine artfully spilled on it! :-)
To achieve the brilliant color, the stones have been treated in a chemical process called Chemical Vapor Deposition(CVD). I can't claim to understand the science, but the natural drusy is placed in a gaseous environment that contains titanium, causing the metal to bond with the mineral on a molecular level. Many different colors can be achieved in this manner, by using different metals, etc. The backs of the stones are gray/white/pink (see photo.)
The three stones I have were created specifically for my supplier, and she only had two short strands, so the chances that you'll find anyone else wearing jewelry made from stones like this, are pretty slim! They're truly unique, and these earrings are one-of-a-kind.
I have a pendant necklace made up with the third stone, which you can see in one of the photos. It's available for sale in a separate listing, or you can purchase it with these earrings at 10% off.
* Earrings hang 1 3/8" (3.5cm) from top of handmade Sterling Silver earwires.
* Druzy Drusy Stones = Approximately 20x20mm (.78") and vary in thickness from 3.8 - 7mm
All metal is Sterling Silver, and the work and design are my own. If you have any questions, please contact me via the Contact Form on this website, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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