"The vivid, often simple colors on the outside are the products of the complex chemistry of growth inside a leaf. Take the yellows and oranges, for example—the dominant colors of aspen, ash, birch, beech, hickories, maples, some oaks, tulip poplar, and sassafras—generally, these colors come from compounds called carotenoids (also responsible for the color of carrots) which are present in the leaf during the growing season."
"The green chlorophyll, the workhorse of photosynthesis, dominates and covers up those carotenoids in summer. As the days grow shorter and the temperatures cool, chlorophyll degrades and goes from green to colorless, allowing the oranges and the yellows to show up. These colors are present in the leaf during its growing season."
Adding a piece of copper jewelry would fit perfectly with a fall palette, and a gorgeous copper cuff is the epitome of fall. The addition of the turquoise stone is reminiscent of the beautiful turquoise blue skies we see in the autumn.
The first day of fall, also called the Autumnal Equinox, arrives on Saturday the 23rd of September at 2:50 A.M. EDT. The full moon that occurs around the equinox is called the Harvest Moon as it relates to the farmers’ fall harvest. To read more about the Harvest Moon click here.
One of the most gorgeous fall gemstones that we will be featuring in November, is this Citrine with its beautiful amber color. The reticulated sterling silver and the touch of 14-Karat gold make this a must have piece.