Citrine is the yellow gem that almost everyone is familiar with. The color of Citrine can range from a pale pastel yellow to a strong orangey-yellow.
Natural Citrine is quite rare; most of the stones on the market are heated from Amethyst to produce their yellow colors. Lemon Citrines are commonly irradiated and heated to produce their colors.
Citrine is a member of the Quartz family which also includes Amethyst and Rock Crystal. Given its abundance, Quartz has been used in jewelry for thousands of years. From Agate talismans, to Rock Crystal carvings to Amethyst rings – it has been a popular choice.
Citrines have long been confused with Topaz. However, both gems are November birthstones. Citrine also celebrates the 13th anniversary.
We have more shapes and sizes available in Citrine – please contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for in our online inventory.
Here is a link to the GIA’s Buyer’s Guide on Citrine:
light yellow, pale yellow, medium yellow, orangey-yellow, orange
RI = 1.544 and 1.553 DR
SG = 2.66 (+/-0.01)
Dispersion = 0.013
Hardness = 7
suitable for use in jewelry
Usually irradiated and/or heated
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An affordable Yellow Gem
Calibrated sizes up to 10mm
All standard cuts and free sizes
Brazil and many other localities worldwide