Jolie Citrine Necklace
|Catalog Number||NMNH G11524-00|
Gift of Mr. Robert Procop and Angelina Jolie in 2015.
Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals in the Earth’s crust. It is composed of the elements silicon and oxygen, and in its pure state it is colorless. However, small amounts of impurity atoms can yield a wide range of colors. Citrine is the golden-yellow to orange variety of quartz, colored by impurities of iron. The name comes from the French citron, meaning “lemon,” in reference to its color. This 18k yellow gold necklace features 64 graduated bezel-set cushion cut citrines highlighted by an extraordinary 177.11ct pear-shaped citrine drop. It is from the Style of Jolie jewelry collection, a collaboration by actress Angelina Jolie and jewelry designer Robert Procop. Proceeds from the sales of jewelry from the Style of Jolie collection are donated to the Education Partnership for Children in Conflict, which builds schools for children around the world, the first few of which are in Afghanistan. The Jolie Citrine Necklace was donated to the Smithsonian by Angelina Jolie and Robert Procop.
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