|Brooch of Citrine and Stamped Gold|
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Citrine, a type of quartz can vary in color from the more common yellow to red, brown or orange. Of course, the stone is usually a lemony, sunshiny color—like citrus fruit, hence the name which derives from the French word, “Citron.” The main source of citrine is Brazil.
Here’s a handsome citrine brooch which dates between 1850 and 1865. The brooch is set in stamped gold and was made in England by a now unknown jeweler.