Design with Hot Gems and Antiqued MetalsBack to Fall/Winter 2009-2010 Fashion Spotlight
Discover majestic quartz gemstones in purple and yellow, glittering goldstones of rich brown and purples, and an array of antiqued metals.
Shades of light violet to deep purple make amethyst one of the most desired varieties of quartz. Popular for centuries as the favored gemstone of royalty, amethyst is luxurious, romantic and timeless. Create majestic masterpieces by pairing amethyst with gold findings and peridot gemstones. Blend with creamy gold pearls, aquamarine Swarovski® crystals and sterling silver components for serene, feminine creations.
Named for the French word for "lemon," Citrine is a yellow representative of the quartz family. Citrine appears to have the ability to hold sunlight and bursts with juicy colors ranging from light yellow to dark orange gold. Somewhat rare in its true form, this semi-precious stone gets its amazing hues from small amounts of iron within the crystal structure. Much of the citrine available today is heat treated amethyst, yet its beauty is one-of-a kind. Pair sunny citrine with gold for luscious jewelry.
Goldstone is a manmade glass gemstone comprised of glittering golden flecks derived from tiny flecks of metallic copper. Typically reddish-brown or dark blue in color, goldstone has a smooth, polished finish. Sparkling goldstone is stunning when showcased in multi-strand necklaces of gold chain and findings.