Monday, August 29, 2011
citrine: Karen Walker citrine and enamel pansy necklace
This post is the first part of a new thing that I'll be doing from time to time. This week, in addition to my usual daily sketches, I'll have a series of blog posts related to a single theme. These will lead up to the completion of my current painting and a video, both also related to this theme. So... my first theme is "citrine". Citrine, the rare, golden hued variety of quartz. According to Wikipedia, natural citrine is so rare that most of it is actually heat-treated amethyst.
The necklace above was made by New Zealand jewelry designer Karen Walker. It costs $389 (not sure if those are NZ or Australian dollars, or maybe US dollars). It has a citrine in its center.