Druzys are clusters of tiny crystals that form on quartz, agate and other minerals. They sparkle and shine like fresh snowfall dancing in the moonlight. The iridescent colors are created with a metallic vapor-deposition process which involves placing the stones in a vacuum chamber where a metal, or metallic salt, is heated until it vaporizes. The thin vapor deposits on the surface of the gemstone creates an iridescent or dichroic effect depending on the material vaporized.
Swarovski Crystal Pearls
Swarovski Crystal Pearls are created by the incomparable Swarovski crystal company in Austria and have the elegance of freshwater pearls but the consistent uniformity of a machine cut bead. Each bead is perfectly formed and coated with their special pearl-like substance. Unlike synthetic glass pearls, Swarovski’s pearls have a crystal core that makes them heavier, and Swarovski’s pearl coating is similar to a natural pearl lustre and is consistent in color. They are extremely durable, scratch resistant and they warm to the skin like real pearls do.
Freshwater Pearls are cultured pearls created using freshwater mussels. They come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Timeless and classic, known as the “Queen of Gems” pearls have been a beautiful jewelry element in many cultures and is considered the worlds oldest gem. Though natural pearls are extremely rare, cultured pearls are popular and a longtime favorite for jewelry artists worldwide.