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Is druzy commonly dyed?


#1

I also say many instances where drusy was dyed many different
colors. Isn’t drusy usually gray? If so, where these dyed? And is
dying drusy a common practice?

Thank you,
Jaynemarie Crawford


#2

Druzy is small crystals covering a surface, so depending on the type
of rock determines the color. Most common druzy is quartz from the
inside of geodes. Cobalto calcite is pink, uvarovite is green
garnet, chrysocholla is blue. Check out.

http://www.heartofstonestudio.com/Druzy%20Natural%20Color.htm

Druzy can be dyed.

Richard Hart G.G.
Denver


#3

I have had some nice yellow and orange drusy quartz but most of what
you see is dyed. The commonest way of dying is to soak in a suitable
solution for a while and then either heat treat or acid dip to get
the chemical oxidation/reduction reaction wanted, similar to
enhancing banded agate.

Nick


#4

Dear Ms. Crawford: Drusy is commonly dyed or plated (agate drusy).
There are other materials such as Cobalto Calcite(pink) and
Uvarovite (green garnet) which are natural.

Diane
Dikra Gem Inc.


#5
I also say many instances where drusy was dyed many different
colors. Isn't drusy usually gray? 

Commonly looks white. It’s a coating of tiny quartz crystals.

If so, where these dyed? And is dying drusy a common practice? 

Yes, unfortunately, as is coating with various substances.

Al Balmer
Sun City, AZ


#6

If so, where these dyed? And is dying drusy a common practice?

Yes, unfortunately, as is coating with various substances. 

Druzy can be dyed, it is also treated by chemical vapor deposition,
basically similar to plating rock with metal. Platinum, gold, silver,
lead, titanium can be used to coat the rock.

Richard Hart G.G.
Denver, Co


#7

Dear Al Balmer,

Natural agate dusy comes in white color with natural white cristals,
Naturaly these cristals may be light yellow or with black spots on
the surface. We can say these spots as inclussions. To make the
stone beautiful & gorgious, thaes all are coated with diffrent
meterials. The stone is natuarl & we only coate color on that. A very
thin lair of color by veporation only. Dying & coating is diffrent,
When you dying something you put the stone in camical & dye it like
people dye cloths but in coating we veporate by heat & it involve bit
heating machines & technology. In dying we can not get good sparkels
as we get in coating. i am sending you the pictures of coating ones.

Hope these help you.
Amit


#8

Some druzys are dyed but some of the most amazing color s can be
natural. I am not an expert, but I do know that Uvarovite
(deepgreen), Cobaltian Calcite (deep pink) Carnelian (varying shades
of reddish orange), Psilomelane (black) and Pyrite (can be rainbow
colored or gold) can all be found in nature. Others can be treated
with titanium to achieve brilliant coppers, blues and purples, and
lots of the blue ones are dyed, but still very pretty. You need to
find a trustworthy dealer if you don’t want dyed druzy.

Linda Lankford


#9

Hello Jaynemarie,

my answer to your post is : YES & NO

NO - DRUSY is a an incrustation of small crystals on the surface of a
rock or mineral, and not a specific mineral. In that order of facts
its found in nature :

  • Amethist drusy -> that have violet tons

  • Citrine drusy -> that have yellow tons, and so. The color dependes
    of the mineral wich the drusy is formed.

And YES, some of those minerals can be died. Send me more details
about you drusy offline and I’ll be glad to help you.

Best regards,
Vlad R.Poenaru - from sunny Brasil.