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Sapphire and Citrine jewelry

on June 08, 2023

Few gems in the world convey as much elegance and distinction as Sapphire, one of the four precious stones, as well as Citrine, the second most traded natural colored gemstone in the world. Together, sapphire and citrine jewelry form a great symphony of colors and energy.

Sapphire and Citrine jewelry


Being two of the most appreciated components in fine jewelry, as well as in Albert Hern's collections, it was necessary to take a closer look at them.

If you want to discover more about their meaning and why Citrine and Sapphire are one of the best couples in jewelry, stay until the end.


Sapphire Symbolism

Sapphire is the gemstone of choice for most royal families around the world, and has been for centuries.

Although deep blue sapphire is the most well known and appreciated by both jewelers and the general public, it also comes in a number of cool variants such as yellow, orange, pink and clear.

Sapphires have been found in many excavations related to deities with power over the mind and knowledge, as well as in royal mausoleums.

Some people, even today, consider it the gem of wisdom.

The blue sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September, while the rubbed sapphire is chosen to commemorate those born in June.


How to recognize a good sapphire?

Genuine sapphires have a strength of 9 on the Mohs scale, which means it is second only to diamond on the gemstone hardness scale.

As with many other gems, especially gemstones, the value of a sapphire is linked to the purity and intensity of its color. Deep blue sapphires are the most highly valued on the market, but rubbed and intense orange variants are also in high demand.

A good sapphire has a great ability to reflect light, so well-crafted pieces are quite bright and clear, with flashes of light that match their natural color.


Iconic sapphire pieces

At Albert Hern, sapphire plays a starring role in almost every collection, as it is one of the most prized colored gemstones in the world of fine jewelry confession.

Given the variety of beautiful shades, it is possible to make timeless colorful jewelry that withstands everyday wear. Even more so when combined with beautiful complementary diamonds.

Albert Hern's most demanding creations only use Sapphires without laboratory treatments, ethically sourced and handcrafted, so that each gem is unique in its entirety.


Citrine Symbolism

Citrine is a gemstone associated since ancient times to the power of positive energy and prevention of evils. It was long used during Roman times as an antidote to poison.

Citrine's ability to reflect light makes it appear to glow like a miniature sunset or a tiny sun in its yellower variants.

Reasons such as these made citrine popular as the gem of the sun, but it fell into oblivion some time later. It was adopted again during the Art Deco era, where the most dramatic cocktail jewelry was made using citrine as the center stone, thanks to its ability to stand out in even the most modest of arrangements.

Citrine is the birthstone for the month of November, making it a very symbolic gift for those born in that month.


How to recognize a beautiful citrine?

A citrine of natural origin is quite a rare find, in fact, most of them come from Brazil and Uruguay.

The reason the market can afford to have so many citrines on offer is that many quartz crystals are heat treated to take on the appearance of a citrine. That is why you have to have a good eye to recognize a natural specimen from a lab specimen.

An ideal citrine usually has variants of deep yellow, a deep brown color with slight honey tints (similar to both dark). Rare exceptions include lemon citrine.

The most attractive citrine stones are crystalline, with no obvious inclusions and an even, non-cutting luster.


Iconic Albert Hern Citrine Pieces

Citrine is an important gemstone within the wide range of possible gemstone choices on the fine jewelry scale.

Much of the flagship collection includes ambitious citrine jewelry that helps empower the wearer's everyday style, even in the most delicate of compositions.

The delicate crystalline sparkle of Albert Hern's natural and ethical citrines are ideal for bringing sunset light to any outfit.


Sapphire and Citrine Jewelry

Having a sample of each element, we can agree that sapphire and citrine jewelry are among the most symbolic.

In addition to their ancestral tradition, both possess a great balance of color and brilliance, so they stand out with unique elegance and distinction, no matter which end of the color palette they are on.

Albert Hern's Citrine and Sapphire jewelry is designed to grace the most refined styles, from everyday wear, to cocktail events where a touch of dazzling sparkle is expected as a statement.




  • Can you wear citrine and sapphire together?

    You bet! Combining citrine and sapphire creates a vibrant and gorgeous color contrast. The warmth of citrine, with its yellow and orange hues, perfectly complements the rich blue of sapphires, or even their fancy pink, yellow, or orange varieties. Together, these two stones can add a pop of color and dimension to any jewelry piece.

  • What do sapphire and citrine symbolize?

    Sapphire and citrine hold deep symbolic meanings. Sapphire is often associated with wisdom, truth, and nobility, while citrine represents protection, peace, and positive energy. When brought together, these stones can symbolize a life rich in prosperity, happiness, and truth.

  • Is sapphire more expensive than citrine?

    Generally speaking, sapphire tends to be a more valuable and pricey stone than citrine. This is partly due to its rarity and market demand. High-quality sapphires, especially those with intense, untreated colors, can be quite the investment piece. However, citrine's price can also vary depending on its quality, size, and source. Ultimately, the value of any gemstone depends on a variety of factors, including clarity, cut, and origin, so it's always a good idea to consult a trusted jeweler or gem expert for an accurate appraisal.


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