I made this mother's pendant for my sister. I was set on an October birthday, opals in hand. But my nephew decided to wait until November to arrive, so I needed a yellow stone. The citrines that I found all seemed so dark yellow that I settled on a lemon quartz instead - the yellow is paler and seemed a little easier to pair with everyday clothes. And just...happier.
It's sort of like this pendant I made for another sister a couple of years ago. I like the simplicity of the setting because all of the focus is on the stone and I'm in love all of the facets in the quartz - it really catches the light.