This beautiful Mid-Century bracelet (dating from 1950-1970) features 39.00 carats of citrine gemstones set in 18-karat gold. The vibrant citrines and the warm gold combine to create a stunning and eye-catching piece of jewelry.
€ 4.500,00 VAT incl. (where applicable)
Details: ±39.00ct citrine, 18k Bracelet.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Dimensions: L: 18cm.
Weight in grams: 35.
Condition: Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear.
The 1950s were a time of great cultural and technological change, marked by the emergence of rock 'n' roll, the birth of the "Beat" Generation, the launch of Sputnik, and the beginning of the space race. These events, and the knowledge that the world was living in a nuclear age, contributed to the development of an aesthetic known as the "Atomic Age," which was reflected in various aspects of design, including jewelry.
Citrine is a variety of quartz that is yellow to golden in color and is colored by trace elements of iron. It is named after the French word "citron," which means "lemon." The color of citrine closely resembles the color of yellow topaz, which is more expensive, and as a result, citrine is sometimes marketed under various misnomers such as "Madeira topaz," "Bahia topaz," and "topaz quartz."
Today, citrine is often actually amethyst that has been heated to a temperature of approximately 900 degrees Fahrenheit (around 450 to 480 degrees Celsius). This process creates a stable golden to yellow color that can be restored to its original color upon irradiation.
Citrine is the second most coveted variety of quartz after amethyst. It is prized for its beautiful yellow to golden color and is often used in a variety of different types of jewelry, including rings, earrings, pendants, and bracelets. It is also believed to have various healing properties and is sometimes used in traditional medicine. It is thought to have calming and balancing effects, and is sometimes used in meditation practices.
18k gold is a type of gold alloy that is commonly used in jewelry making. It is made up of 75% gold and 25% other metals, such as copper, silver, or palladium. The addition of other metals helps to increase the durability and strength of the gold, making it more suitable for use in jewelry. 18k gold is softer and more prone to scratching than higher karat golds, such as 22k or 24k, but it is still a popular choice for jewelry because of its warm, yellow color and good resistance to tarnishing. It is also less expensive than higher karat golds due to the smaller amount of gold used in the alloy. 18k gold is a popular choice for engagement rings, wedding bands, and other fine jewelry items.
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