Stunning Edwardian citrine necklace 9ct gold antique pendant
Beautifully designed and crafted in 9ct gold
To the top a wonderful golden citrine within a gold trefoil design, with a chain drop suspending a gorgeous faceted tear drop shaped honey coloured citrine
The stones are on an integral trace link chain with spring ring clasp
This charming Edwardian citrine necklace 9ct looks fabulous when worn
Necklace 38cm (15″) Long
The pendant drop is 5cm (2″) long
Round citrine 7.5mm – oval shaped 11mm x 5mm
Fitted with a ring spring clasp
Reverse of pendant marked 9ct gold
It weighs 2.5 grams
It dates to around 1910
It is in excellent condition.
This Edwardian citrine necklace 9ct gold antique pendant comes in the presentation box illustrated.
Our Ref 23104 For more information phone Paula 07949058591
Citrine a very Victorian stone
A variety of crystalline quartz; ranging in colour from the palest lemon through orange to brown. Quartz is the commonest of all minerals, but it’s hardness and lustre make it ideally suited to use as gemstones. Citrine was used extensively throughout the 19th and 20th century. The stones extensive use in Victorian times was partly due to its attractiveness but also because of its abundance and affordability; brown citrine is often confused with topaz. Brown forms are known as “smokey quartz” or “cairngorms” due to their common occurrence in Scotland. Citrine was widely used in gold and silver pendants, necklaces and bracelets. It was very popular in Victorian Scottish jewellery where it was known as Cairngorm. Like amethyst, citrine was popular in the 1940s and 1950s when large rectangular stones in contrasting shades of yellow, gold and brown were set in architectural mounts. Those born in November are lucky enough to have two stunning gems as their birthstones. One is topaz, which comes in a variety of colours, and the other is sunny citrine. Citrine is the yellow variety of quartz, and its name comes from the Old French word for lemon. Its warm colour is said to be a gift from the sun, making this golden gemstone the perfect option for brightening up a typically chilly autumnal month.