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Since the dawn of time, the bright yellow rays of the sun have inspired and motivated mankind. These energizing beams seem to be captured in the glorious gemstone citrine which has been called the "sun stone" and thought to be capable of holding sunlight and useful in the protection from snakebite.
Through its golden color citrine became associated with gold and wealth, also being known as the merchant's stone. The Romans hailed citrine as the stone of Mercury, the messenger god, and used it for carving intaglios.
A beautiful complement to sterling silver and white gold, as well as a regal presence in the midst of yellow gold and citrine, the most vivid citrines are mounted in rings and placed in pendants while others are made into necklaces or ornamentations. Here at Ross-Simons, our jewelry buyers are dedicated to finding fresh designs for citrines pendants or necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Also note that our collection of citrine rings and cocktail rings is world-famous and sure to please the most discriminating collector.
Ross-Simons' jewelry team seeks citrines paired with stones that complement the jewelry design. For example, many of the rings and bracelets in our jewelry collection have diamond accents or pearls to enhance the luster and sparkle of the citrine jewelry.
We are also enraptured with sterling silver citrine jewelry such as necklaces and earrings.
Citrine gem stones are found in Brazil, Madagascar, Spain, USA (California, Colorado, Georgia, and Nevada) and the former USSR.
Although citrine is a relatively hard gem (7 on the Mohs scale) with a coloration of light yellow to golden brown, it scratches easily. Great care must be taken when carving citrine for intricate etchings. Care should also be taken to keep your citrine jewelry out of direct sunlight when you store them as they can fade. Clean with a soft cloth. Wrap citrine necklaces, rings and jewelry in a soft cloth or keep them safely in your Ross-Simons presentation box.