Citrine Tangerine's Brand Values
Hand Made. Every item we offer is hand made. This is because we understand the value of human intention, connection, and creation. The power of our hands, their abilities, and the expressions created by hand. Every piece is one of a kind. We design in small batches. Gemstones are discovered by people with their human hands. The entire process requires endless amounts of connection with our hands, many hands.
Personal Touch. Our custom designs, business model, and philosophies emphasize the importance of expressing your ideas person to person, for a personalized shopping experience. All of our gemstones & beads are sourced with humanity in mind. Gem trading is one of the oldest occupations known to humanity. It takes people back breaking work and loads of time to unearth these wonders of the world.
Motivated by Optimism. In life there are two outlooks - Optimism or Pessimism. We believe in finding ways of looking to the upside in life. No matter what happens, we must pick our head up and keep going. Nothing is impossible. Just keep going and find reasons to smile. Our designs have always been hand made to uplift, inspire, and energize the wearer.
Respecting Nature. Our jewelry designs are created by Honoring Nature. By honoring our environment we Connect with Nature on a deep level. And you look good too! Our gemstone materials are selected with respect for the people who discovered them in the earth, the places across the globe where gemstones come from and the people who shape each bead.
Life Long Dreams. Jewelry, Rocks, and Entrepreneurship have inspired me since childhood. When I was a little girl I'd dream up business ideas to show people, pan through the shores of Higgins Lake for interesting rocks, and sold hand made jewelry to friends & family over the summers. It is my dream to create several successful businesses through the years.
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About the Author & Artist
Megan LaCroix also known as Citrine is the daughter of a Navy Veteran. She’s lived all over the US but has roots in Michigan where her family is from. Spending summers in Northern Michigan exploring nature inspired her to create art work starting with jewelry and photography. She’d spend hours looking for rocks and creating assorted beaded jewelry with her sisters. In 2014 She graduated from University of Michigan School of Art & Design with a BFA then moved to Detroit where she is currently living and working. She is a multi-media artist with ever expanding skills but is best known for her jewelry, screen printing, photography, and paintings. Detroit Graffiti has a significant influence on her painting and drawing style. She’s participated in ArtPrize 2015 & 2021 and currently has a studio in the Village Arts Factory of Canton, MI.