I love the raw beauty of a split geode and druzy jewelry. A geode is a sort of pocket that forms within igneous and sedimentary rock in which crystals form. When split open, a sparkly, dazzling interior is revealed, creating an amazing juxtaposition against it’s generally dull-looking outer shell. On Wikipedia (which I by no means hold to be completely reliable), I did find this a useful description:
“Most geodes contain clear quartz crystals, while others have purple amethyst crystals. Still others can have agate, chalcedony, orjasper banding or crystals such as calcite, dolomite, celestite, etc. There is no easy way of telling what the inside of a geode holds until it is cut open or broken apart. However, geodes from any one locality usually have a more restricted variety of interior mineralization.”
Of course, given my love of them, we carry some geode bookends and druzy jewelry at our store, Silverwood, in Saratoga Springs. Below are some images.