Citrine

The three triangular shaped citrines are called "pyramidal halo cuts." Each one is unique. The halo is seen half-way up the pavilion. The 52-ct. center stone, on loan from Daniel Shames, Dashasa Jewelers, Seattle, shows a center beaded halo. Only one quarter of the halo beads have been carved. The remaining beads are reflections. At top is a fine natural-color deep orangey-red Madeira citrine set as a diamond-accented pendant. On the left is a loose golden (brownish-yellow) halo-cut citrine. The faceted and carved clover-shaped oro verde citrine on the right weighs close to 50 cts. It uses negative curves in the outline of the girdle, with positive cuts inside the stone. One third of the gem is carved. The rest is an illusion of perfect reflections. Now here's a Rodney Dangerfield of a stone: citrine, the gemstone that's recognized more as a substitute for topaz than as an important va
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