Sizable Citrine Drop Earrings Circa 1930
Embraced by the Greeks and adored by Queen Victoria, citrine is a lesser-known stone with a nevertheless fascinating history. Used for everything from daggers to jewelry, citrine is a rare variant of quartz. Throughout history, citrines have been valued for their beauty, reminding us of the bright, warm sun and the vitality of life.
Who doesn't need a pair of faceted sunshine drops swaying from their lobes?!? Set in a delicate bezel with hand-faceted checker-boarding, these are a fantastic example of early vintage English jewelry as it transitioned out of heavier Victorian themes that haunted more traditional designs past the deco period. There is an irresistible lightness to these.
Materials and Features: citrine, 9k gold
Age/Origin: English, Victorian, c. 1930
Measurements: 4.8 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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