Citrine And Diamond Rings

Written by Diane Sievert
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Citrine and diamond rings have become increasingly popular as people branch out and move away from the traditional gem stones, like rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. Citrine, a strikingly beautiful yellow stone, is a great alternative for those who want a yellow gem stone, but don't want to pay for yellow diamonds or sapphires. If you're a fan of yellow gem stones, take a moment to peruse a few citrine and diamond rings--you won't be disappointed.

Why Buy Citrine and Diamond Rings?

As more and more people figure out ways to decrease the price of jewelry without sacrificing beauty, citrine and diamond rings are being manufactured with ever increasing frequency. Since diamonds cost less and less the smaller they get, surrounding a large and exquisitely cut piece of citrine with a bunch of diamonds is actually a rather affordable option. And slightly yellow diamonds, which are usually less expensive than colorless diamonds, will actually fit in with the overall yellow theme introduced by the citrine.

If you don't like the idea of the design describe above (a large piece of citrine surrounded by diamonds), there are other options. Another popular pattern is the eternity band--diamonds and citrines are set, one after the other, in between two metal bands. But the patterns describe above are only a few of the many, varied styles of citrine and diamond rings that are available from jewelers today.

There are, however, a few downsides to citrine. Unlike yellow diamonds or sapphire, citrine only has a hardness of seven--that means that citrine can be easily scratched; citrine must also be kept out of harsh sunlight as several hours in direct sun can permanently change the color of the stone. These issues are the reason that citrine costs less, but if you can't afford more expensive gem stones and if you make a concentrated effort to take good care of your ring, it'll still be money well spent.

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