These lovely earrings feature faceted citrine on sterling silver ear wires.
This earrings measures 1 inches in length.
You can view other Citrine jewelry items here, or Sterling Silver items here.
Citrine's name comes from the French word for lemon, "citron." Citrine includes yellow to gold to orange brown shades of transparent quartz.
In ancient times, citrine was carried as a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. Citrine is purported to stimulate memory, aid digestion, remove toxins from the body and fight diabetes. Citrine symbolizes light-heartedness, joy, happiness, wisdom and peace, and is said to enhance creativity and motivate writers.
Most citrine is mined in India and Brazil.
Sterling silver is a white, highly reflective precious metal composed of 925 parts of pure silver and 75 parts alloy, usually copper. Copper provides the silver with sufficient hardness and wearing qualities, as pure silver is sometimes considered too soft to be used or worn everyday.
At times, we oxidize or "antique" our finished sterling pieces to blacken the recessed areas, and then rub the rest of the piece to a high white shine. Oxidizing can give a piece of jewelry wonderful depth and rustic feel.