Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Touch of Gold

I love delving into the world of gemstones, so I'm happy that this week's Portero spotlight is on citrine. Although it's November's birthstone, the gem's sunny yellow color is perfect for spring and into summer. Instead of posting pictures of gems today, I thought I'd show you just how well a yellow stone will go with the biggest trends for fall. Above, a great gold dress from Michael Kors shows a popular 1940s aesthetic. A bold citrine cocktail ring would really complete this ensemble--how about this JewelMak 14-karat yellow gold and frosted cabochon citrine ring? Elegant but still an eye-catcher.

Next, we're on to a dark gold ensemble by Carolina Hererra, perfect for a citrine with more of an orange undertone. The ethnic feel would be perfectly complemented by a pair of Anthony Nak 18-karat yellow gold, coral and citrine signature earrings.

Finally, I love this mini jacket/dress from Bluemarine. It's totally versatile and can work in a variety of different situations and climates. Since you already have all the metallic shimmer you need in the clothes, I'd go with a simple stone treatment in a pair of great drop earrings. The ultimate choice? A pair of Lisa Sheldon light citrine pear drop earrings. Understated and elegant.

photos courtesy World Gold Council