Lemon Citrine

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:
https://www.gia.edu/citrine

click here to see a selection of Lemon Citrine for sale

Colors

light yellow, pale yellow

Family/Species

Quartz

Properties

RI = 1.544 and 1.553 DR

SG = 2.66 (+/-0.01)

Dispersion = 0.013

Hardness = 7

suitable for use in jewelry

Treatments

Usually irradiated and/or heated

see policy on Treatment Disclosure

Important information

An affordable Yellow Gem

Birthstone

November

Anniversary

13th

Cuts

Calibrated sizes up to 10mm

All standard cuts and free sizes

Mining locations

Brazil and many other localities worldwide 

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