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 Post subject: Which color drusy quartz would you guys suggest?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:19 am 
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Hello Everyone,

I am not sure that which one should i buy. Can anyone suggest?

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 Post subject: Re: Which color drusy quartz would you guys suggest?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:46 am 
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Please bear in mind this is not a commercial site.

If you want to discuss this material, we would be far more interested in how it was treated to produce those artificial colors rather than which one you might think is the prettiest.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:33 am 
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Skip the sputter-treated stuff entirely--it's not super durable, and personally I think it looks a bit tacky. I personally like druzy chalcedony quite a bit--it's this weird material with a very directional flash. Unlike standard druzy-quartz-on-chalcedony the crystals (or perhaps more accurately pseudomorphed crystals or even contact faces, I don't know the exact origin) are entirely chalcedony, not a separate clear layer on top.
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Or if you want a really killer druzy material, uvarovite or (better still) dioptase are exceptional options:
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Or if you're in a pink mood, cobaltocalcite has been a hot item recently, despite the care requirements:
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Nice specimens, Stephen.


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