This sterling silver pendant features two heart drops—one genuine topaz and one genuine citrine. The hearts are faceted on both sides to catch the light and make the most of their earth tones. Each heart hangs freely from the smooth, brightly finished oval ring bail. The simplest of bail styles, ring bails are ideal for lightweight or inexpensive pendant designs.
A hard, usually transparent aluminum silicate gem material, topaz has a brilliance that rivals more expensive stones, making it an economical alternative to more costly gemstones. Most topaz colors are heat-treated or irradiated to enhance their color. In folklore, this stone is believed to dispel sadness and fear, to ward off poisons and to reverse infertility. Citrine, although often mistakenly referred to as topaz, belongs to the quartz family. Named for its bright citrus color, citrine can present a range of yellow hues, from pale yellow to deep brownish gold. According to folklore, citrine conveys the power of the sun. Golden citrine has a highly sought-after, deeply saturated golden-brown color. Topaz and citrine are both birthstones for November.