Sparkling Citrine Nuggets with Exquisitely Textured Bronze Accents (YEL-002)
Sparkling Sunshine describes this gorgeous Citrine and Bronze Necklace, which reminds Miriam of the warm golden yellow tones of Autumn. Citrine is a naturally transparent to translucent quartz, ranging in color from pale to deep or golden yellow, to amber and 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 has very little in common with genuine Topaz - which is not quartz, but a higher-quality (and more expensive )clear gemstone. Most Citrines are heat-treated to bring out the natural color, and are still considered "natural." They are not color-enhanced.
- Full length of the Citrine necklace offered here is 20.5 inches, including the beautiful bronze clasp.
- It is strung on a strong antique metallic brass-colored flexible 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.
- The larger stones measure one inch in length, and are approximately 0.25-to-0.5 inches thick.
- They are a combination of transparent and translucent, showing varying shades—from clear, to pale yellow and varying degrees of light-to-dark golden amber
- The hand-carved bronze scoop-shaped pendant is beautifully textured and measures 2 inches, but approximately 0.25 inches at its widest point.
- The icicle-shaped Bronze beads measure one inch in length and approximately 0.25 inches at the widest point, and are also textured. (See close-up photos.)
The Bronze Scoop Pendant, Icicle, Pyramid beads, and Clasp are handcrafted. As it ages, bronze develops a beautiful patina that enhances the individual character of each piece. Miriam used Old World BronzeTM. Each bead is handwrought using an old-world wax method, and a bronze recipe developed by the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona.