|Trillion - citrine|
Oval - topaz
No matter the weather - the calendar certainly says "fall". We successfully celebrated all the October babies - and now we are moving on to November, and my fabulous mother in law's birthday. I adore my husband's mother (who we call Mimi) - I have ever since I met her - but especially with my own mother gone, she fills a huge place in my heart and I love having a reason to celebrate with her.
|Ametrine earrings - my collection|
Citrine is a variety of quartz, and sometimes under the right conditions two parts of the same crystal form with different levels of oxidized iron, resulting in a two color stone know as "ametrine" - because it is a combination of amethyst and citrine. Virtually all ametrine and citrine are mined in South America. Naturally occurring citrines vary in color from pale yellow to coppery brown depending on the amount of iron in the crystal.
Russell Korman to have them cleaned, checked to make sure the settings were secure, and sized for my daughter - who loves to wear them when she has a party to attend, or goes out for a fancy evening.
|Peggy Li smoky topaz pendant|
One of my go to jewelers - Peggy Li - has some beautiful topaz pieces, including this large smoky topaz I gave my mother in law as a birthday gift several years ago. Her bubble necklace - which comes in both topaz and citrine - would make a wonderful November birthday gift.
For lots of other gift ideas, visit my November birthstones Pinterest page, with lots wonderful pieces from some of my favorite jewelers and jewelry sites.
As winter approaches, and the days grow shorter, I hope you have the warmth of friends and family around and lots of cause for celebration.
Until next time.