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".
Citrine Gemstones: The Stone of the Sun
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, 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.
Citrine: A member of the quartz family, citrine symbolizes truth and integrity. 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. More about colored gemstones.
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.
Citrine Jewelry Care & Handling
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.
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