October 11, 2011

obsessed.: Druzy (and other pretty rocks)

Oh gosh, guys! I totally forgot to post yesterday, even though I had a good one planned out. That's what I get for not scheduling ahead of time! So sorry, friends. Forgive me?


I could easily spend weeks lost in the wonders of Pinterest, pinning all the pretty things that there are to see in this wide world. One of the coolest things I've been introduced to via the site is druzy—with which I am currently obsessed.

Druzy (or druse), according to Wikipedia, "is a coating of fine crystals on a rock fracture surface, vein or within a vug or geode." I was definitely one of those little kids who enjoyed bringing home pretty rocks, regardless if I found them on the side of the street or at a rock shop. I had a massive collection at one point ... I obviously never quite grew out of the love of pretty rocks.

Here are some of the loveliest specimens I've run across recently.

(From top to bottom, left to right: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

Pretty, non?

8 comments:

  1. So so cool. This is perfect for all of us childhood rock collectors.

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  2. Oooooh, I LOVE that ring at the top. And, well, pretty much all of it. Why did I not see these to repin them? I'll have to do a little Pinterest stalking. ;)

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  3. This. is. GORGEOUS. I love rocks and gems and oh my god, all of these pictures!!! How cool!

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  4. Jen-Yes! Especially those who've grown up to enjoy the sparkle. ;)

    Zoë-I see you found it on my boards. :D

    Angie-I can't believe I've been missing out on druzy for so long! :)

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  5. So pretty! I saw a druzy ring at Target yesterday and almost got it, but I'll have to put it on hold for now, as I know that I'll just end up scratching my kiddos.

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  6. Yeah, it can be really pokey! ;)

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  7. So gorgeous! I've been looking for jewellery like this, and didn't know the right terms for searching (typing "rock jewellery" into google doesn't exactly work!) Thanks!

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  8. Glad I could be of help! :)

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