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|alternating in this necklace
with the pyrite rectangles, the
czech art glass rectangles are
striped and amber colored on
one side and "ghosted"
on their reverse.
|brassy in color,
metallic in luster,
pyrite is also
|the birthstone for november,
citrine is named after the french
word for lemon (citron) and is often
incorrectly called quartz topaz or
citrine topaz. most citrine comes
from south america. in ancient
times, citrine was revered as a gift
of the sun and was believed
to be a powerful antidote
to a viper's venom.
in this necklace the faceted citrine
rondelles act as "spacers"
between the pyrite and
czech art glass rectangles.