This is a beautiful Citrine pendant, which I introduced back in my September newsletter. It is adorned with 14-karat gold-fill wire, reticulated silver, and a suspended round citrine stone, and is a gorgeous and desirable piece.Citrine, derives its name from the Old French word for lemon. Its warm hue, believed to be a gift from the sun, makes it an ideal choice for adding radiance to the typically chilly autumnal month. Citrine crystals, nicknamed the "Light Maker," boast a luminous yellow color that mirrors their lively energy. These crystals act like a dose of Vitamin C for the soul, spreading positivity and joy wherever they go.
Citrine refers to any quartz crystal or cluster with a yellow or orange hue. Natural Citrine is relatively rare. The yellow color, caused by traces of iron, is unique in nature, making untreated Citrine exceptionally precious. Most Citrine available in the market undergoes heat treatment, especially those converted from more common quartz types like purple amethyst or smoky quartz. When subjected to heat, quartz varieties transform into the stunning golden shades that Citrine is known for.I work mostly with heat treated Citrine because of its reasonable price and availability. The above Citrine earrings with hammered sterling silver discs are lovely examples of heat treated gemstones.