The name citrine comes from the French word "Citron" meaning lemon, its color ranging from a juicy lemon yellow to orange brownish orange. 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!
Sunny Yellow Diamonds®
The most prized shades of yellow diamonds are the pure, rich shades, its yellow color obtained through the presence of nitrogen. While natural fancy color yellow diamonds are rarer than brown diamonds and more abundant than other natural color diamonds, this sunny bright diamond still represents just a small portion of overall production, each a one-of-a-kind and 10,000 times rarer than a white diamond.
Famous yellows include The Incomparable, the world’s largest internally flawless diamond which weighs 407.48 carats and is a deep brownish yellow, the 253.70-carat yellow octahedral Oppenheimer Diamond crystal and 101.29carat Allnatt Fancy Vivid yellow with a clarity grade of VS2.