The Citrine Thistle Kilt Pin is a classic early 20th century-era design featuring a central citrine surrounded by stylized thistles
The Citrine Thistle Kilt Pin is a classic early 20th century-era design featuring a central citrine surrounded by stylized thistles. The form is based on the work of the Ward Brothers studio. The hallmark reads “Made in Gr Britain” with no other metal or maker’s marks. A higher end costume piece, the pin tests as silver plate. Measures approximately 1.75 inches across.
With a color reminiscent of Scotland’s national pastime — whisky, the yellow-hued citrine holds a special place in Scottish jewelers’ hearts. Typically found in shades from a pale, watery yellow to a deep, Madeira orange, citrines are a close relative of the purple amethyst. Small deposits yield occasional stones in areas like Fife, Dundee, Fife and Galloway. A favorite gem of Victorian-era Scottish jewelers, citrines perfectly complement the reds and greens of banded agate.
Metaphysically, citrine acts to surround the wearer with an aura of success and good fortune, thus its nicknames of the “merchant’s stone” and the “money stone.” Its sunshine-like color brings warmth and joy to even the darkest of moods. Citrine is November’s birthstone.
Material: Silver plate, citrine
Era: Early 20th century
Artist: Unknown (unhallmarked)
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