I've been trying to source INEXPENSIVE briolette citrines for a
client on a tight budget. We'll need 6 of them in the 16x8 or 20x10
size ranges, and she is tending toward the full-round teardrop.
She's looking for a medium color (not too dark) in the saffron range
(not too lemony). Preference is for horizontally drilled, but I can
make a vertically drilled piece work if I have to.
In order to fit her budget, I need to source these at no more than
$8 - 9 each (wholesale and I have a resale cert for PA). None of my
regular suppliers have been able to find appropriate pieces, at this
point, but I do still have a couple working on it.
So here are my questions:
1. Anyone out there have anything that might fit the bill in that
2. Anyone out there want to point me to a supplier that would have
material in that range?
3. Anyone have any suggestions of a good ALTERNATIVE to the citrine
in that price range? This is for a client whose wedding colors are
champagne and white. Each briolette will be the terminus of
lariat-style bridesmaid necklaces featuring peridot, citrine, and
freshwater pearls in a "station" configuration. These will be gifts
for the bridesmaids and she would like something that doesn't look
cheesy or fake, which is why we've been trying to stay with real
stones as much as possible.
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