The Story of Antique Drop Earrings
Earrings have been worn for thousands of years, not simply…
Citrine and Topaz are the two beautiful gemstones that represent the birthstones for November.
A French, Art Nouveau, citrine and diamond pendant, set with five, pear shaped citrines and rose-cut diamonds, with a pear shaped citrine drop, mounted in yellow gold and platinum, on a fetter link gold chain, with French marks, circa 1890 to 1900. £2,500
Citrine is found in a large number of locations worldwide and dates back to ancient times. Citrine ranges in colour from a soft yellow right up to the intense fiery orange that citrine lovers try to find.
A vintage citrine ring, set with an oval, faceted Madeira citrine, weighing approximately 28.91ct, in a gold mount, with shoulders carved with dragons, circa 1950 £6,000
Citrine is also a manifestation crystal that can motivate you to take action. It brings optimism and cheerfulness. Citrine is a good stone for aligning all the chakras or energy centres. It focuses on balancing the solar plexus chakra, which in turn integrates the lower and higher chakras.
A pair of two colour gold and citrine cufflinks, mounted in 18ct yellow gold, with a white gold edge, set with four baguette-cut citrines, with an eight-cut diamond in the centre, with French eagle mark £6,000
Citrine’s energy and color are the reasons that this stone is associated with the sun. The stone drives out darkness and night fears and helps to protect against negative people. It also is good for prosperity. Intuition can be increased with this stone and it can help you to discern your inner voice from free-floating anxiety. Because of this, the gem holds energy for very long periods of time and doesn’t need to be recharged often.
A citrine dress ring, set with a large, square, pineapple-cut citrine, in an undulating surround of round brilliant-cut diamonds, with three citrines set in each shoulder, mounted in 18ct gold. The citrine weighs approximately 31.63ct, the total diamond weight is approximately 0.79ct. The citrine measures approximately 21mm x 20mm. Total measurements of the head of the ring are approximately 24mm x 25mm. £6,000
Since the light-emitting citrine helps infuse your aura with light and positivity, it is a perfect gem to help you create a positive, mentally clear attitude.
Topaz can range in colour from colourless, blue, champagne, yellow, orange, red and pink. As a birthstone, this gem is said to provide balance to emotions can help promote a harmonious lifestyle.
A blue topaz flower ring, with five pearshape blue topaz petals, with a total weight of 6.34ct, with a round brilliant-cut diamond centre, in a rub over setting, with princess-cut diamond set shoulders, mounted in platinum and white gold. Estimated total diamond weight 0.30ct £6,950
In ancient Egypt the yellow variety of Topaz was thought to be a representation of the Sun God Ra because of the intense fiery color. Topaz can be found in many ancient artefacts and talismans because of this fact.
A pair of blue topaz and diamond drop earrings, with a bow, surmounting a pear shaped loop, which surrounds an oval, faceted blue topaz, within an oval ring of diamonds, in rub over and grain settings, with 2.14ct of round brilliant-cut diamonds and 1.99ct of blue topaz, mounted in 18ct white gold. With post and clip back fittings. £7,900
There are two varieties of Topaz that deserve their own mention. These are precious Topaz and Imperial Topaz. Precious Topaz is the intense yellow Topaz that is mainly fond in Brazil. Imperial Topaz was originally found as red crystal in Russia and later found in Brazil. These are the most expensive types of Topaz and will demand a high premium.
A pair of Georgian topaz drop earrings, in closed back, foiled settings. Each chandelier is set with one circular, one radiant-cut and one pear shape faceted imperial topaz, in cut down settings, held together with fine belcher chains, mounted in gold, circa 1810 £11,000