Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Earrings and Novembers Birthstone - Citrine

I love citrine - as much as I say I love a stone, citrine is my favorite. I gravitate toward it everytime. I have citrine points on my mantel, a citrine tea light holder, citrine pocket stones, citrine hanging from my rear view mirror, a citrine stud in my ear (that I never take out) citrine, citrINE, CITRINE!!!!!

I should have been born in November instead of October the way I celebrate this birthstone.

A little bit about citrine -

"The name Citrine comes from an old French word, "citrin", meaning lemon. One of the more rare forms of quartz, this gemstone ranges in color from the palest yellow to a dark amber named Madeira because of its resemblance to the red wine.

Citrine crystals are found in igneous metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. It is believed that some Citrine may have actually begun as Amethyst, but heat from nearby molten rock changed it to the yellow form of quartz. Citrine is known to change color when subjected to heat and is routinely heated in the jewelry-making process to intensify its color. For this same reason, though, this gemstone should not be left in direct sunlight for a long time because it will permanently alter the color.

A gift of Citrine is symbolic for hope and strength. With its sunny brightness, this gemstone is ideal for helping anyone to get through the tough times in life!"
*from http://www.about-birthstones.com/novemberbirthstone.html*

Citrine is so versatile, from earthy and simple:

To a warm representation of falls harvest colors in citrine colored crystals:

To evenings elegance:

Do you have a favorite piece of citrine jewelry?


  1. Those are gorgeous earrings! I'm just learning about this stone and it could become a favorite of mine too!

  2. My favorite piece jewelry with citrine are the earrings you made that I now proudly own!

    I just recently got a strand of lovely faceted citrine ovals, can't wait to see what they become. I'm actually thinking about pairing some with kyanite...