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Agate Drusies

Agate Drusies


For the jeweler, agate and chalcedony are types of quartz--the same material that appears in two growth forms in these pieces: In the center as visible druzy crystals, and then in microcrystalline form that produces a smooth, highly polished agate surround. These are the easiest drusies to set because the agate has been cut into a beveled edge that makes bezel setting a snap. The polished agate is very hard and helps to protect the druzy crystals within.