What To Do, What To Do

A recently acquired strand of gorgeous faceted citrine with lots of sparkle – a natural for the season!  I’m going to have to dream up a design that shows those facets off to best advantage.  Thinking caps on!

citrine stones

3 Responses to What To Do, What To Do

  1. Elsa Louise October 27, 2010 at 5:37 pm #

    Lovely, rich color. What type of metal will you use for the findings? I’ve noticed silver seems to be your preferred choice, but might a golden tone be a possibility with this gemstone? Do you work with gold? Can jewelers work with bronze? Please post your photos; we love to see the finished products.

  2. Lea October 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    YUMMY! Can’t wait to see your beautiful creation! I love citrine!

  3. Maria October 27, 2010 at 9:33 pm #

    Lea, I couldn’t resist these – although my photography is improving by leaps and bounds – these still look better in person!

    Elsa, I will go with 14kt gold-filled with these gems. Ideally, 22kt would be my metal of choice, but at almost $1400/oz, gold is sadly out of reach of for many people. I have been working a bit with bronze (which is a little too red for the citrine), but not quite perfected yet, so will post bronze when I have something pretty to show.

    I will post the finished citrine jewels – but can’t guarantee exactly when – sounds silly, but the materials need to percolate in my brain awhile. In return, the brain usually comes through with a design that suits the gems to a t! However, these are so inspiring, I think that will happen sooner, rather than later 🙂