ARTEMIS EARRINGS with Faceted CITRINES (NOVEMBER BIRTHSTONE)
Our November birthstone is CITRINE, and once again we have some lovely gemstones to use in our earrings and necklaces!
My "Artemis" collection was inspired by the Greek Goddess of hunting, the wilderness and wild animals! Equal parts feminine and badass warrior, my design for the Artemis earrings and necklaces features a hammered brass curved "bow", with Faceted Citrines.
Artemis, in ancient Greek religion, was the goddess of wild animals, the hunt, vegetation and of chastity and childbirth. (She was identified by the Romans as Diana.) Artemis was the daughter of Zeus and Leto and was the twin sister of Apollo. Among the rural populace, Artemis was the favorite goddess! Her character and function varied greatly from place to place but behind all forms lay the goddess of wild nature who danced, usually accompanied by nymphs in mountains, forests, and marshes.
Citrine takes its color from the traces of iron in the quartz and can be anything from pale yellow to bright shades of orange. Citrine tends to have a hexagonal crystal system and in its natural form has a cloudy or smoky look. The spiritual meaning of citrine is focused on prosperity, joy, and energy. In times of low to moderate stress, Citrine is a perfect ally for realigning your energies back into balance. Citrine is also known as the "Merchant’s Stone", due to its ability to transmute energies quickly and easily, facilitating transfers of energy from one to another.
The width of the "string" of faceted Citrines is 1 3/16" wide, the "bow" is 1 1/4" wide x 1 1/2" tall. These hang 4 1/2" from the sterling silver earwires to the bottoms of the silver chains.