Delicate forged teardrop shaped hoops are adorned with tiny madeira citrine wrapped in gold wire. I love the contrast of metals and the elegant form of these earrings. Measure 1 7/8". Handmade shepherd hook earwires. 14k gold fill and sterling silver, which has been oxidized and hand polished for an antique finish.
About Madeira Citrine: Named for its color's resemblance to Madeira wines. Madeira Citrine is generally more valuable than the lighter yellow Citrines. Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown. Citrine has a long history including being mentioned in the old testament as one of the breastplate stones and served as a protective talisman for medieval Celts and Scots. But it was really Queen Victoria (r. 1837-1901) and her love of all things Scottish, who instigated the fashion for citrine jewelry.
Your jewelry will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a small box. Multiple items will be combined, unless separate boxes are requested. If this is a gift being shipped directly to the recipient, please let me know. I will be glad to include a note from you.