Friday, 24 January 2014

Citrine and White Topaz - November Birth Stones

Late last year I was busy with a birthday project, and that project allowed me to indulge in buying some beautiful gem stones...

citrine gemstones - November birth stone 

When I took them out of the box (wisely unmarked to go through the postal system), I was, as always, struck by how beautiful well cut gemstones are. It was a sunny day and holding the gems up to the window made the light splinter and dance in exquisite colours...it was genuinely wonderful.

The white topaz came in a mix of sizes, graduated from about 3mm to 7mm. They're drilled through the middle and very slightly doughnut-shaped, although that could be more of an optical illusion due to the many facets.

white topaz gemstones - November birth stone

I chose white topaz rather than the more traditional and widespread blue as I was combining the gems for a November birthday, and felt that with the rich yellow of citrine, another November birthstone, they work better for the recipient than blue and yellow.

citrine gemstones - November birth stone

I only purchased four citrine gems, button shaped and nicely factetted. They're a beautiful rich autumn colour and I think much more than four would have been too many, although another two would have allowed the matching earrings I made to go with the necklace to match that little bit more...

Photos of the finished items will follow soon. Do let me know if any beautiful stones you've used in projects, especially if you have photos to share!

6 comments:

  1. I agree they are beautiful. I love the citrines!

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    1. They really are that vibrant too, such wonderful beads :) I had to keep looking at them, and holding them up to the light, I loved them so much ;)

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  2. Can't wait to see what you made with these beauties!!

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    1. I'll show you very soon, promise! Thanks for your comment :)

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  3. Ah, they are all so beautiful! Please do share what you made with them! Happy Sunday xxx

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    1. Thanks for the comment - finished item photos to follow very soon!

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