Gemstone: Citrine – The Stone of Success

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We handmake all the jewellery you’ll find on our site and love working with gemstones from time to time. You can find these one-off designs in our Bespoke Jewellery Collection or contact us to discuss a Custom Order.

NAME

The name Citrine comes from the citron fruit, a yellow fruit similar to a lemon. Citron actually means “lemon” in several languages.

COLOUR

Natural untreated citrine is typically pale yellow to golden in colour. Colours can range from yellow, greenish-yellow, brownish yellow to rich gold-brown.Darker colours are often more desirable than lighter yellow colours.

 

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IMPORTANT DATES

Birthstone: November

Anniversary: 13th

 

 

CUT

Citrines come in various calibrated shapes and sizes. The most common shapes include faceted oval and emerald cuts. Citrine are usually faceted in cut. Citrine can also be found in shapes such as square, pear, cabochon, round, cushion, and heart shaped cuts.

 

SOURCE

Although citrine deposits can be found all around the world, Brazil is the world’s leading supplier. Other sources include Argentina, Bolivia, France, Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Uruguay and Zambia.

 

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 HARDNESS

Citrine measures a 7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness.

 

 

FASCINATING FACTS

Citrine is as one of the most popular and most often purchased yellow gemstones.

As a professional support stone, Citrine improves interactions focitrine2r all who work in sales, banking, casinos, and media.

Carrying a Citrine attracts love and happiness, and guards against those who would break your heart.

Citrine is an effective shield against spite and jealousy.

citrine-gemstoneMost gems have a crystalline structure. Crystals have planes of symmetry and are divided into seven symmetry systems. The number of axes, their length, and their angle to each other determine the system to which a crystal belongs.  Citrine gemstones belong to the Hexagonal crystal system.er determine the system to which a crystal belongs.  Citrine gemstones belong to the Hexagonal crystal system.

 

 

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