Citrine Is A Gem For November. It is a popular gem because of
its warm golden color... among other fine attributes. But for the most
part it is popular because it is a good colored stone for jewelry.
Citrine (the color) is defined as the medium-deep shade of golden
yellow. The gemstone as produced by nature can vary somewhat in color.
Natural citrine crystals vary not only in hue, but also in other gem color
attributes, such as saturation, "brightness", and color purity.
From a pale straw yellow, to bright yellow, to orange-yellow, to
yellow-brown, to reddish madeira, this gem comes in several shades and
hues, but my favorite is golden or golden-orange.
Natural citrine is becoming more rare in my experience...
and the golden variety even more so. A number of citrine deposits have
been "mined out" over the years, and new discovery of new
deposits is infrequent. When found, relatively small deposits are the
norm. Such deposits have historically occurred in part of Asia, the
Americas, and even Europe.
Natural citrine however, now comes mostly from East Africa
and South America.
Citrine is a gem variety of quartz (silica dioxide, with a trace of
alumina). That means it boasts several attractive jewelry qualities. A
gemstone's composition and crystalline structure impart the various
physical properties that characterize each gem. The characteristics of a
particular gem species may make it suitable for use in jewelry. For
instance, fluorite can be a beautiful gem, but its lack of hardness makes
it unsuitable for use in a finger ring.
Citrine has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. The Mohs scale
measures how well a substance resists scratching. A value of 7 indicates a
gem resists scratching well. (Fluorite has a hardness of 4 on the Mohs
Image courtesy of Kilimanjaro Krystals
Citrine is also the November birthstone, in part because of its
warm autumn color.
According to the International Gemstone Association... the custom of
wearing birthstones probably first became popular in Poland in the
fifteenth or sixteenth century. For more information about the history of
birthstones, try The Curious Lore of Precious Stones by George
Frederick Kunz, a fascinating compendium of all the powers that have been
associated with gemstones through the ages. For example, birthstones
originally may have been worn each month by everyone, since the powers of
the gemstone were heightened during its month. If that is true, to get the
full effect, you need to go out and get a full set of twelve and rotate
them each month!
Citrine has another endearing quality for lovers of jewelry. It is
affordable. Even though somewhat rare, natural citrine is still not
Citrine is a gem for November for these reasons. Designers have been
featuring this gem in many high-end custom jewelry pieces in the last few
years. According to those I've spoken with, this trend will continue for
the foreseeable future.
Top - Golden citrine rough crystal piece - untreated
Next - Orange citrine pear shape - 1 piece in stock-
Next - Citrine golden medeira color -
oval shape - 1 piece in stock - heat treated
Next - Golden citrine crystals
Next - Golden citrine cushion shape 11 x 9 mm - 5 pieces
in stock - heat treated
Next: - Gem special offer - Orange citrine - emerald cut
-- 1 piece in stock - 28.8 cts.
Next - Royal Fantasy Bra from Victoria's Secret
Next - Dealer Product Image - Blue
Spinel and White
Topaz Ring in Sterling Silver
Last - Dealer Program Image - Pink Spinel and Sterling
A Google search for links or images using keywords such as citrine
gemstones lore can return some very interesting information and websites.
We keep gem prices low by buying quality gemstone rough
worldwide, and having the rough material cut by our gem cutters in Asia.
Gem Industry News
The $10 million Royal Fantasy Bra unveiled by Victoria’s
Here’s a first look at the Royal Fantasy Dream Angels Demi Bra and
matching belt, designed exclusively for Victoria’s Secret by
world-renowned luxury jeweler Mouawad.
been designing and manufacturing magnificent luxury jewels since 1890. The
company is now led by 4th generation Co-Guardians, Fred, Alain &
Pascal Mouawad. Backed by more than a century of excellence in its field,
Mouawad remains a family business
Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel has been tapped to wear the
$10 million Royal
Fantasy Bra in the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which airs 9
p.m. December 10, 2013, on CBS.
The bra and belt set is adorned with over 4,200 rubies, blue and yellow sapphires
and diamonds handset in 18-karat gold, and its crowning glory is the bra’s
52-carat pear-shaped ruby drop centerpiece.
IT is time! Time to begin working your clients on social media
and through email. As always, be security conscious when posting and
I've heard from several people that they intend to avoid shopping
centers as much as possible this year. The recent terrorist attack on the mall
in Kenya seems to have spooked them. They intend to do more shopping
When asked if they would be open to shopping at a jewelry party
at someone's home, they each responded positively. With that in mind, here is
an excerpt from a previous newsletter...
Most home-based jewelry dealers rely heavily on recommendations from
existing customers for new customers and sales.
Your customer base and sales can be increased significantly by a
little innovative marketing. For instance, organize a couple of guys-only
jewelry parties at friends houses.
Have the host invite his friends. They will become your customers
because you offer good deals (low overhead means low prices on quality
Your cost for the snacks and drinks should be paid for with a single
sale. Offer the host an incentive... $$ off a piece of jewelry for him.
The holiday season will be here shortly.
Be The Quality Jewelry Discounter.
Do you enjoy jewelry and gems?
Do you enjoy talking with friends and friends