A hugely popular gemstone, Citrine is the yellow/orange variety of Quartz. More valuable than other varieties of Quartz, natural Citrine is quite rare and most citrine on the market started as smoky quartz, heated to produce light to medium yellows, and amethyst, which when heated produce stronger yellows and orange-red to orangey browns.



Sources: Brazil is the major source Citrine, along with Argentina, Madagascar, Zaire, Namibia, Spain, Russia, France and Scotland. 

Similar gemstones: Citrine is similar to yellow and orange Topaz, yellow Sapphire and Golden Beryl. 

Colour palette: Natural Citrine is typically a pale yellow to golden colour and often reveals smoky brown tones. Citrine gemstones of deeper colours, such as golden orange to rich gold-brown, are found and are typically considered more desirable than lighter lemon colours. A reddish tint can usually be seen in Citrine derived from heated amethyst or smoky quartz.

Golden Citrine is a golden yellow coloured Citrine.

Lemon Quartz, Lemon Citrine or Yellow Quartz are terms used to describe a light to dark yellow variety of Citrine, lacking the orange, brown or red tints of most Citrine.

Madeira Citrine refers to Citrine with a brownish-red to orange-red colour.

Palmeria Citrine exhibits a bright orange colour.

More information about the Citrine: Citrine is the birthstone of November, the 13th Wedding Anniversary gemstone and is associated with success, prosperity, cheerfulness and lightheartedness.

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