Shades of Yellow

Large Victorian pendant with citrines in gold, around 1870

The citrine is a variety of quartz. Its name comes from the French word for lemon, "citron," derived from the yellow coloring of the stone. However, this color is not always lemon yellow: it can range from pale gold to a rich golden brown sherry tone. Especially during the high Victorian period, citrines were popular, as fashion moved toward generous sizes. The beauty of citrine is demonstrated by this pendant. It is designed around two large citrines faceted in ancient cuts. The framing of the beautiful stones is entirely in gold, so that it does not distract from the citrines in terms of color; however, it is finely structured by appliqués. Smallest overlays of curved gold wires rest on the settings, twisted cords wrap around them. In this way, a richly detailed piece of jewelry is created entirely from reflections and light effects. The beautiful piece of jewelry was created in the years around 1870, probably in England. We were able to acquire it from a German collection.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.