The Story of Citrine Gemstones

citrineConsumer Information

What color is it?: Pale yellow to a madeira orange

What is the story behind this gemstone?: This is a member of the quartz family of gemstones and is a sister stone to the amethyst.

Can I wear it everyday?: Yes, citrine is a very long wearing and durable gemstone.

Is it expensive?: No. In fact most citrines will retail between US$10.00 to $50.00 per carat. By making a jewelry items with a big citrine and a few small side diamonds you can get a lot of “flash for the cash” with a citrine.

Is it a birthstone?: Citrine is often used as the birthstone of November along with topaz.

What do I need to know before going shopping?: There are some discount stores and department stores who sell synthetic citrine as natural. Best to stay with a professional, independent retail jeweler to insure you are getting the real thing.

General Information

Source: Brazil is the main source

Chemical: SiO2 (silicon oxide)

Formation: Most frequently in the pegmatite dikes of the Brazilian gemstone producing regions.

Crystal System: Trigonal

Unusual Properties: None

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