What do you think of when you picture citrine? Is it the rustic orange shade so popular in birthstone jewelry, perhaps? Or how about the vivid yellow that evokes a pot of honey?
November’s birthstone is, like so many other birthstones, an ideal representation of the month. In its range of orange to yellow to brown, citrine so beautifully echoes the warmest shades of autumn. While I lean toward the earthier tones of the gemstone at the moment, those craving something more colorful will find a hue to their liking too.
Because citrine is so affordable—according to GIA, even the finest citrine has a modest price tag—it can be enjoyed in statement-making sizes without necessarily breaking the bank. But the prices tend to increase when independent designers and luxury brands put in the work to create spectacular homes for citrine, gifting citrine with a glow-up that feels worthy of every penny.
Top: Necklace in platinum with emerald-cut citrine and diamonds, price on request; Fred Leighton