Everything You Need to Know About Druzy Jewelry

druzy jewelry, druzy necklace, blue necklace, something blue, bridal necklaceAre you in on the druzy trend? These sparkly gemstones, in all their shapes and sizes, have been taking the jewelry world by storm for the past two wedding seasons (at least!), and the design possibilities seem to be endless. Whether you’re a total newcomer to druzies or have already started a collection of your own, you’re bound to learn something new in this latest edition of the “Know Your Bling” series. (And if not, you’ll still get to feast your eyes on some really sweet eye candy!)

What is a druzy?
The word “druzy” (or “drusy” as our friends across the pond would say) comes from the geological term “druse,” which refers to the phenomenon that occurs when a fine layer of crystals grows on a gemstone, usually in a vein or other fractured surface. It’s the same effect you’d see in the geodes you may have purchased from the science store at the mall when you were younger.

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Druzy in Jewelry 
In the jewelry world, druzies are a favorite for their ability to add a lot of sparkle to a design. If you look closely at a druzy, you will see countless little facets that catch the light from every direction. Because they come in many different shapes, colors, and sizes, they also offer a lot of versatility for jewelry designs. Even the crystal facets come in different sizes, so you could choose a more rough looking stone for an edgier style, or one with finer facets to create a more delicate effect.

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How I use druzies
Because I aim for a happy mixture of wearability and glamour in my designs as a jeweler, I tend to let these stones be the stand-alone stars of the pieces I use them in. I’ve experimented with various methods to mount the stones, from a full wire wrap to a more minimal floating design. I’ve even added a chain tassel for a pair of custom bridesmaid’s earrings; but generally I don’t overcomplicate things when I use these lustrous stones.


Here’s a look at a few of my favorite druzy designs from the J’Adorn Designs collection. Tell me which one is your personal favorite in the comments, then click on over to the shop to claim it as your own!


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Breezy Beach Wedding Editorial Featured on Burnett’s Boards

View More: http://laurenwerkheiserphotography.pass.us/lbe--josh--caitlinIt may be only February, but we’re already looking forward to the beginning of summer in a few short months! To help share our anticipation, we’re highlighting this bohemian beach wedding that was recently featured over on Burnett’s Boards.

From the skipping stone “escort cards” to the exotic florals from our dear friend Maribel of EightTreeStreet, this editorial is stunning down to the last detail – a level of excellence we’ve come to expect whenever we work with Alyssa of Lovely & Bubbly Events.  Enjoy our favorite shots from the day, let us know how you’d style a beachside wedding in the comments!
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The jewelry featured in this editorial includes our Sparkling Sea Lariat Necklace, Filigree Bracelet in Silver & White, and Oval & Teardrop Bridal Earrings. All are available in our shop.

The talented team of vendors who contributed to this shoot includes:

Photography: Lauren Werkheiser Photography
Planning & Styling: Lovely & Bubbly Events
Florals: EightTreeStreet
Venue: Flags Pond National Park
Makeup: Makeup by Kevan
Jewelry: J’Adorn Designs
Cufflinks: Memories for Life
Custom Glassware: Eikoh Design Studio
Cake: Sorby Sweets
Napkins: Make Good
Ribbon: Silk and Willow
Table Runner: Bellame

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“Still We Rise” Editorial Featured on Black Bride

StillWeRise-StyledShoot-79We’ve been featured again! Last week, Black Bride shared our Maya Angelou inspired styled shoot, just in time for Black History Month. Titled “Still We Rise,” this elegant wedding editorial was inspired by the words of the great poet. We love the way Elle Nicole Events paired our jewelry with a selection of gowns from Hitched Salon for a modern, luxurious style. The team of vendors we worked with were as kind and professional as they are talented. We hope you’ll enjoy this collection of our favorite shots from the feature.


The jewelry selections for this shoot include our Modern Love Bracelet and a number of pieces from our upcoming collection. Join our VIP mailing list to be the first to know when these pieces are available!

The team who created this styled shoot includes:

Photography: Shoot Happens Photography
Planning & Design: Elle Nicole Events
Venue: City Club of Washington
Bridal Gown: Amsale
Bridal Boutique: Hitched Bridal Salon
Bridal Jewelry: J’Adorn Designs
Groom’s Tuxes: Zara (Black tux); J. Crew (White blazer)
Groom’s Accessories & Styling: Geek Restored
Florals: Designs by Oochay
Stationery: Ribbon and Ink
Hair & Makeup: Accessmatized
Cake: Mimi’s Mocha Treats
Cake Topper: Ten23 Designs
Rentals: Select Event Group

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