In its purest form, quartz is colorless but is also found in many spectacular colors. Le Vian® offers many different flavors of quartz in its collections including its 2015 color trend flavor, Caramel QuartzTM which features the sweetest selections from the increasingly popular cognac quartz. Le Vian® Caramel QuartzTM originates from Brazil. The sweet essence of this gem and the larger sized stories available, provide a fashionable flavor to accompany a wide range of color trends yet the neutrality to remain a classic piece in your jewelry wardrobe for years to come.
The name citrine comes from the French word "Citron" meaning lemon, its color ranging from a juicy lemon yellow to orange brownish orange. Le Vian® Cinnamon Citrine® comes from the Rio Grande Del Sul region in Brazil, each gem selected for its spicy orange brown flavor. This popular neutral gem is the most affordable of the earth-toned gemstones and pairs perfectly with Le Vian® Honey GoldTM.
In ancient times, citrine was worn to deter from snakebites and the even more powerful venom of evil words and thoughts. This gem garnered a big following in the 40s in retro jewelry, with its sun kissed color and large stones brilliantly set against the bold gold of the era. Joan Crawford was often seen wearing an emerald-cut citrine ring that was more than 100 carats!