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Citrine - November Birthstone

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This sunny yellow gemstone is the birthstone for November. Natural citrine is a very rare to come by, so most citrine you will find out in the marketplace is actually Purple Amethyst that has been heat treated until it glows the golden yellow we know as citrine. These two stones are both members of the quartz family, having varying levels of oxidation of iron found in the crystal. When heated the iron impurities in the purple amethyst are reduced resulting in the golden orange color. Citrine is a 7 on the MOHs hardness scale and is the most popular yellow gemstone on the market. 

 

Above we have two examples of our own designs that incorporate citrine. Our Trillion Shaped Chevron Band in Sterling Silver available here as well as our Extra Large 9mm Citrine stud earrings available here.

 

For more information about Citrine, check out a few of our information sources and as always the trusty GIA Encyclopedia! 

NEW: Thin Chevron Band in 14k Gold

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Our Newest addition to our collection of hand carved Chevron inspired bands. These thin bands measuring about 1.5mm wide can be worn alone, alongside an engagement ring or stacked together as a statement. 14k Yellow Gold and 14k Rose Gold are available for purchase here for 14k Palladium White Gold, please send us a message here

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Peridot - August Birthstone

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Featured is one of our most recent designs - Sterling Silver and Peridot with our unique hand carved Chevron band. Available for purchase here.

Peridot

For all you August babies this is the stone for you. A few facts about Peridot.

  • Color - Yellow to yellow green, olive green to brownish sometimes a lime - green to emerald-ish hue
  • Mohs Scale Hardness - 6.5 -7
  • Metaphysical Attributes - In ancient times Peridot was believed to keep evil spirits away. It is also a powerful cleanser - helping to open and activate the heart, helping to get rid of "old baggage". (Source - The Crystal Bible - A Definitive Guide to Crystals by Judy Hall).