Raw Citrine Crystal Point+Hand Fabricated Sterling Silver+Leather Necklace
Stirring the Soul~
I absolutely LOVE raw crystals....I have been increasingly drawn to work with them, and create meaningful jewelry incorporating crystal points and chips.
For this stunning Citrine crystal point, which is quite amber in color at the tip, and graduates to clear at the top, I fabricated a solid silver setting~ the bezel is hefty silver, and I soldered a lovely filigree bail to the top, on which to hang the leather cording.
This crystal point is secured into the bezel by high quality professional jeweler's 2-part epoxy~ the risk of crushing the crystal by hammer-setting the heavy bezel was too great. If worn with the care and respect it deserves, this necklace will last a lifetime.
I placed a beautiful amber colored glass lampwork bead handmade by Julie Rose DeFeo on the leather just above the pendant. It slides freely if/when needed, but the leather is just thick enough to hold it in place when wearing. It compliments the crystal so beautifully!!!
Layer this beautiful Bohemian piece with your favorite turquoise or other crystals for amazing energy.
Leather Length: 36 inches.
Pendant Length: 1 and 5/8 inches.
Width: just under 3/4 of an inch.
Of Interest, found on web:
Natural Citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. Carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life giving. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action. Its frequency awakens creativity and imagination, and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. With its pure yellow energy, Citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits.
Natural Citrine does not hold or accumulate negative energy, but rather transmutes, dissipates, and grounds it, making it extremely protective for the environment. It works out problems on both the physical and subtle levels, transforming negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones. It is one of only two crystals on Earth that never needs to be cleared or cleansed. The other is Kyanite.
Citrine is a transparent, yellow variety of Quartz, ranging in color from pale to golden yellow, honey or almost brown, and may contain rainbow or sparkle inclusions. The name comes from the French word citron, meaning lemon. It was used as a gem in Greece as far back as 300 B.C., and because of its color, is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Gold Topaz, Madeira or Spanish Topaz, or Safranite. Much of the commercial Citrine on the market is heat-treated Amethyst or Smoky Quartz that produces an enhanced Citrine color, usually a deeper amber or orange-reddish shade. Most Natural Citrine is a pale yellow color.