This bangle is a perfect example of C/D grade Citrine nuggets. Too often I have seen artists claim t...more
I love the colors in this bangle and the wire work appears to be flawless. I do wish the artist uploaded a larger image to Etsy so you could see the detail but you can still see design execution. This bangle is a perfect example of C/D grade Citrine nuggets. Too often I have seen artists claim that a gemstone with this many inclusions were actually A grade, even more upsetting is people bought and believed the artist. This artist makes no such claims and is able to take a pretty "ugly" stone and turn it into a beautiful piece with no false claims. Even though the focal Citrine nuggets are a low grade the Peridot, small Citrine and Quartz appear to be higher possibly B grade (**or higher), the wire work makes this piece worth every penny. **Without seeing a larger image it is hard to say for sure the grade of the smaller stones. Gemstone bead grades: Grade AAA â Flawless with bright even coloration and beautifully drilled. This grade is quite rare and expensive. Grade AA â Nearly flawless with even bright coloration and beautifully drilled Grade A â Mostly flawless (very few inclusions) bright coloration and very nicely drilled Grade B â Some flaws but generally a nice quality bead with good coloration and evenly drilled Grade C â Flaws noticeable and often not bright in coloration and/or drilled a bit off center. These beads are often dyed to make them appear to be better quality. Grade D â Very noticeable flaws uneven and poor coloration also poorly drilled or off-round. These beads are often dyed to make them appear to be better quality.