Summer is officially here! Whether it’s felt like the warm season for weeks in your neck of the woods or you’re just starting to transition to short sleeves, the official beginning of summer signifies that the season of long, sunny days has arrived. Citrine rings are the perfect pieces for this sunniest of seasons: their vibrant golden glimmer seems to emit rays of warm, bright light.
Derived from the French word for lemon, the name “citrine” is a fitting moniker for such a brilliant stone. With a bright yellow hue that really does resemble the skin of that sour citrus fruit, citrine is an ideal gem for the sunniest time of the year. While its intense color is actually due to the presence of iron, not to captured sunshine, this stone is a brilliant way to celebrate the brightest of seasons.
The intense color of citrine doesn’t need a fancy setting to make it stand out, a fact that’s demonstrated in striking fashion in citrine solitaire rings. The Tension Set Citrine Ring in 14K White Gold provides a unique contemporary twist on the timeless single-stone style by placing a 6.5mm round citrine in a tension setting that seems to suspend this gem in midair. Two arms of gleaming 14K white gold embrace this stone as they gracefully emerge from the polished band.
Citrine and diamond rings are excellent picks for summer as they pair a decidedly sunny stone with unmatched colorless sparkle that multiplies the light of this season. For instance, the 2.75 Carat Citrine and Diamond Cocktail Ring frames a striking 10mm-high emerald-cut citrine with dazzling diamonds and places it on a slender, diamond-studded band. Over a third carat of diamonds accompany the stunning citrine, creating a ring that’s glamorous and eye-catching.
Silver citrine rings provide pops of sunny color at prices that leave you with cash for a summer getaway. The Victorian Floral Oval Citrine Ring in .925 Sterling Silver is a striking example that infuses the feminine sensibility of a time gone by with dazzling, vibrant sparkle. An oval-shaped citrine, a full centimeter high, is the star of this bold yet romantic ring. This sparkling gem is surrounded by a lavishly-engraved 0.925 sterling silver setting that instantly calls to mind the beauty of the Victorian Era.
While the combination of warm citrine and cool white gold or sterling silver is striking, it you really want a ring that captures the warmth of summer, try a citrine style that’s set in yellow gold such as the Three Stone Citrine Ring in 14K Gold. This ring makes brilliantly-colored sparkle truly timeless with its simple, always-stylish setting. A 4mm round citrine rises from the center of this ring; it’s flanked by two slightly smaller round stones and set on a gleaming 14K yellow gold band. This piece is overwhelmingly warm and undeniably sophisticated.
How better to celebrate the sunniest season than with the sunniest of gemstones? These citrine rings will make any bright summer day seem even more drenched with light, and will brighten the rainy ones with a pop of vibrant glimmer.