C. 1960. A gorgeous Cartier pin find for our Estate collection. Rectangular orange citrine of 1.65 carats is enveloped in gracefully swirled ribbons of 14kt gold to fabulous effect, all tied up in a perky bow. Revolver safety. 14kt rose and yellow gold pin. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
14KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 14kt is 58.33% gold. In the United States, 14K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
TWO-TONE GOLD: Gold is a precious metal which is often alloyed with other metals to increase strength and create different colors. A two-tone gold piece includes two colors of gold: yellow, rose, white, or gunmetal-finished gold. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
REVOLVER: A safety that conceals the point of a pin and keeps it in place with a revolving lever mechanism.
CITRINE: A member of the quartz family, citrine symbolizes cheerfulness and prosperity. Its name is derived from the French word citron meaning lemon. This sunny stone comes in colors from lemon yellow to amber brown, with its coloring agent attributed to iron. Citrine is the birthstone for November.
(Color: Orange, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Rectangle
RECTANGLE: An elongated, symmetrical shape with four sides.
Fancy, Weight: 1.65 carats, Size: 8x6.5 mm)