Citrine Necklace with Pearl Inlay Pendant (YEL-001)
The scalloped and petal-shaped Citrines in Miriam's sparkling, delicate necklace show all the varying shades of this beautiful semiprecious gemstone—from transparent-to-translucent pale yellow, to varying degrees of light-to-dark golden amber. The Pendant is reversible with an inlay of stunning Mother-of-Pearl and Abalone. Depending on the light, the pendant shows a range of color from pale yellow, to light and blue-gray, pink, and white. The beautifully cut segments have a chatoyant glow like the finest pearls. Miriam set the pendant off-center, so it catches the light whichever way you turn! The inlay pendant was handcrafted by Kelly Charveaux of Scottsdale, Arizona—an internationally acclaimed contemporary inlay artist known for her fine work. The Citrine has been heat-treated to bring out its natural color. Heat-treated gemstones are still considered "natural," as no additional color or other substances have been added.
- Full length of the necklace is 18 inches, including the romantically swirled sterling silver clasp.
- Petal-shaped and scalloped Citrines measure 0.5 to 5/8 inches long and are approximately 0.5 inches wide.
- The Citrines are interspersed with small sterling silver beads.
- The Necklace is strung on flexible stainless steel beading wire that is nylon coated.
Citrine is a transparent to translucent quartz that ranges in color from pastel (pale) lemon yellow to a deeper or golden yellow, to amber and a deep reddish brown. The name "Citrine" is derived from the yellow lemon or citron-like color. The International Gemstone Color Association describes this beautiful stone to be “Like golden Rhine wine or sparkling Madeira, heavy and sweet, citrine jewelry shimmers and brings a hint of sunshine to those dull November days.” While the deeper toned Citrines are often called gold topaz, or Madeira or Spanish topaz, except for the nuances of color, Citrine actually has very little in common with genuine Topaz— which is not quartz, but a higher-quality (and more expensive) clear gemstone. Very pale yellow Citrines are rare; and many commercially available Citrines are actually Amethysts, which are also Crystalline Quartz, that have been heat-treated.
Matching Bracelet and Earrings may be available by special order, depending on stone availability.