Honey Gold Citrine & Diamond Necklace
After work my grandfather Lin Cross would relax with a scotch on the rocks. It was a ritual he enjoyed. I remember the color, the smell, the click-click-click of decanting, the ice cubes clinking in the glass. This was years before I ever tried one. I remember sometime in the month or two after I turned 21, Gramp saying “Would you like to try a scotch?” I remember being less than eager and him prevailing with “It’s a gentleman’s drink, you should try it.” He poured. I remember studying the glass, the color rich amber-brown. I remember smelling it and Gramp saying “It’s strong. You won’t like it at first, but after four or five tries over a period of time it will grow on you. You’ll come to like it, it’s an acquired taste.” I took a sip; it burned, and tasted like gasoline. I couldn’t believe that he willingly indulged. Over the next several months though, when I visited I’d try one again and much to my surprise it grew on me. Something changed; I could feel the shifting taste perception. I came to appreciate its richness, its subtlety, and nuances of flavor. Though I have a scotch on the rocks only occasionally now, a good glass of scotch takes me back to that evening on my Grandfather’s porch in Cumberland Foreside, Maine. A good glass of scotch always gives me an opportunity to sit with my Grandfather again.
This is a special piece of jewelry. The shape of the gem citrine and the pendant remind me of Scotland’s John Haig & Company famous 15 year Dimple Pinch Scotch Whiskey bottle. The little diamond is an ice cube, of course, floating above. It’s adorable. Natural honey-amber-gold whiskey-colored citrine. Gems are set in 14K White & Yellow Gold. Chain is 14K Yellow Gold and 18” long.
The original gem this design was made with was a golden sapphire. A one-of-a-kind rarity. When we first presented it, several people called within a few days wanting to buy it. Sapphires in this color are exceedingly rare, and in that shape – not duplicable. We discussed the possibility with Keith for a different gem material with the potential of repeat-ability. We have had several honey-gold citrine specially cut and can now offer these Scotch Whiskey II Honey-Gold Citrine & Diamond Necklaces. From the rare first original made with an amber-gold sapphire, our new Scotch Whiskey II made with genuine citrine sells for almost half of the original. A great value, an awesome look.