by Diana Jarrett GG RMV
Gulf Coast sun . . . it inspires all of us to live in the present. We are blessed. Even our winters are more of an ‘idea’ than an actual season. No matter.
We embrace a certain joie de vivre that those outside our sunny realm only dream about.
Our rarified clime promotes a distinct style permeating our homes and our personal adornment; savvy, casual, yet unselfconsciously sophisticated. This month, we turn the focus on a dazzling stone that all of us can enjoy. You hear that some colors and stones are better suited for specific skin tones. Try lemon citrine.
The truth is there isn’t a woman who will not look smashing in this jewel. From pale complexions to those with a deep tawny glow, this chameleon stone looks sublime on all skin tones. One of the reasons we find it to be true is that this sparkler is often created in larger carat sizes; the better to appreciate its sunny disposition. The larger carat sizes allow for a show-through effect of the stone when we wear it next to our bare skin.
Lemon citrine defines a lovely sunshine colored jewel. There aren’t too many genuine yellow colored gemstones in the world. But fortunately for jewelry fans, citrine, though relatively hard to find, occurs naturally as a variety of the mineral quartz. More good news is that when citrine is found, the crystals are often quite sizeable and free from inclusions.
Those two traits are a jewelry designers dream.
Award winning jewelry designer Alex Soldier considers every piece of original jewelry he creates to be a work of art reflecting his appreciation of color, form and texture. His juxtaposition of precious metals against vibrantly hued gemstones excites the senses and become bold statements for his devoted fans that enjoy his signature pieces.
To Alex, the process of creation is much the same as a sculptor who considers both form and substance to be integral to the outcome of his bejeweled works of art. “Each piece of my collection is a creation of a new form, texture and structure,” Soldier reveals. For him, it’s a delicate balance between the color, light and form of each one of his original jewels.
Interpreting jewelry as an art form is central to Alex Soldier’s philosophy.
Aren’t we fortunate? Alex Soldier jewelry is a perfect reflection of the Naples life style and our exuberant sunny glow.