My girlfriend had some drusy quartz set in sterling rings recently.
When she picked them up from the setter they had some dark pink spots
on the quartz that had appeared. The drusy she was using was
originally a white color- with a slight iridescent shimmer. Not the
silver or platinum coating.
Does anyone have any idea what could have caused this discoloration?
The setter was not familiar with the material (a very traditional
metal-smith in downtown Los Angeles). He set the stones, polished
it, steamed and used the ultrasonic on it. could any one of these
have effected it?
Any suggestions about working with drusy in the future? Things to
avoid or know?
I too, just purchased some drusy that I will be setting in sterling
and I want to make sure I don’t have the same issues.
Amery Carriere Designs
Romantic Jewelry with an Edge