Is it a coincidence that November’s birthstone happens to possess one of the seasonally appropriate colors? If you haven’t skipped right over Thanksgiving into the holidays, you’ll probably still be in the mood for golden yellow-oranges, reds, and browns: the color of autumn leaves and most often the trio associated with the late- autumn holiday. But citrine is on the upswing, I think, and not just for November. With its versatile appearance—bold when paired with primary hues such as blue and red, autumnal with browns and oranges, soft with pastel pinks and blues—the honeyed stone has a ton of potential. Though it seems that many of us are more often drawn to cooler hues—Paraiba, tourmaline, emerald—there comes a time for warmth. And if there was ever a time that required warming, well, the coming season would be it. And what’s the one extremity that was must always keep warm? Our ears, of course! These creations should do the trick, but they’ll have a hold on our hearts for much longer than just the winter.
Limited edition studs and earring jackets in 18k yellow gold with citrine and mango and pale pink garnet by Jane Taylor Jewelry, $1,640 and $2,695, respectively
One-of-a-kind earrings in recycled 18k yellow gold with 10.8 cts. t.w. citrine, 0.69 ct. t.w. yellow sapphire, 0.55 ct. t.w. tsavorite, and 2.19 cts. t.w. diamonds by Arya Esha, $7,330
Ear pendants in 18k yellow gold with 14 mm citrine stones by Bahina, price on request
Bubble cut earrings in 14k yellow gold with 13.23 cts. t.w. trillion citrine and 0.16 ct. t.w. diamonds by Mark Schneider Design, $4,475
Halo stud earrings in 14k white gold with citrine and 0.1 ct. t.w. diamonds by Stuller, $769
Oval drop earrings in 18k white gold with 29.86 cts. t.w. citrine and 0.7 ct. t.w. diamonds by Akiva Gil, $4,000
Butterfly drop earrings in 18k white gold with 58.4 cts. t.w. citrine, 6.6 cts. t.w. multicolor sapphire, and 0.07 ct. t.w. diamonds by Jye Luxury Collection, price on request