AJD Sparkling Citrines and Smoky Quartz Briolettes Earrings
In ancient times people carried Citrine as a protection against evil thoughts and snake venom. The ancient Greeks and Romans enjoyed crafting Citrine into their jewelry. And down through the ages its lovely golden hues have remained popular. Citrine was a favorite gemstone of Queen Victoria in the 1800s. Looking to a different type of royalty, film star Greta Garbo favored Citrine during the art deco era. Citron is the French name for lemon. Bright and cheerful, it will liven up any jewelry and is especially popular in the summer. Citrine brings so much into your life, the power of positivity, energy, and warmth to frayed nerves. Citrine ranges in color from a lovely soft yellow to deep orangish brown and everything in between. It is the traditional November birthstone. Smoky Quartz is a variant of the Quartz mineral family which ranges in color from a light gray to darker gray/brown/black and can be transparent to barely translucent. It is the national gem of Scotland, and sacred to the Druids in Celtic cultures. Hecate, the ancient Greek goddess was also associated with Smoky Quartz. Smoky Quartz is thought to help one become balanced and grounded especially with a chaotic life.