Greetings! If you've been following me on Instagram, you saw my post last weekend of this stunning pendant from my Heather necklace. I've discussed before how agates are transparent (see through) to semi-translucent (some light comes through) minerals with banding or stripes that are created as silica-rich groundwater deposits layers of mineral in the voids of volcanic rock. When sliced transversely, these bands are displayed in all their glory.
Meanwhile, druse (more commonly referred to as druzy in the jewelry industry) is a coating of crystals on the surface of a rock or inside a vein or geode. Heather's delicious lavender and cream pendant is a thin slice from an agate stalactite (below right) that formed amethyst druze on the surface. How cool is that?!
The Heather necklace and all of her friends will be available this weekend as I make my first appearance at Celebrate! West Hartford. I will be in booth 132 on the corner between Ellsworth Rd and Burr St. More details are available on the events page, so please check it out.