Wonderful drusy and pearl necklace handcrafted by jeweler Ruthie Cohen of Arden, North Carolina.
Drusy, or micro-crystals of quartz, are natural formations inside hollow rocks, or geodes. The surface is textured, and catches the light with all the natural facets of the stone. While drusy comes in colors from black to pink to white, some of Ruthie's designs showcase color-enhanced drusy, such as this one with its intense titanium blue.
Both the drusy and a cultured freshwater pearl are set in sterling silver bezels, and are enhanced by a background of rippled and textured sterling silver. Pendant is approx. 1" wide and hangs approximately 1 1/2" from sterling 18" chain.
Artist statement and explanation of Drusy included.