Citrine Education

Citrine is the yellow member of the Quartz family taking its color from the natural heating of the amethyst deposits. Though, yellow quartz has been known for thousands of years but this standard name was replaced by Citrine in 1556. Inspired by the French word “citron” for lemon, the birthstone of November was name Citrine owed to the shades of lemon.


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Why We Love Citrine


1

Royal Patronage

Citrine is tied with its Scottish roots and the love for same by Queen Victoria inspired fashioning of citrine jewelry for women.

2

Color of Sun

The sun-like appearance of the citrine is the beauty to behold when it makes its way into jewelry.

3

Symbolism & Meaning

The Merchant’s Stone, Citrine is often associated with positive thinking, prosperity and wealth for the wearer.

 

Quality Factors


COLOR

Color

Citrine offers a palette of different saturation from golden yellow, orange to reddish hues and are most desired. A pale or smoky saturation means lower grade.


CLARITY

Color

Citrine is often a transparent quartz with vitreous luster and therefore should be preferred with no eye-visible inclusions.


CUT

Color

The yellow quartz is available in large roughs making it easier for the cutter to offer any standard as well as fancy faceted cuts along with beads and cabochons.


CARAT WEIGHT

Color

As mentioned above, citrines found in large roughs can help cutter to create a great range of sizes for the birthstone of November.


 

FAQ’S


How is a Citrine formed?

The yellow variety of the mineral, quartz which is formed by heat treatment of purple Amethyst. It can also be produced by heat-treating Smoky Quartz. In various Amethyst deposits, the purple gemstone can be partially or fully changed to citrine by natural heating.

What is difference between lab grown and natural Citrines?

Like most of the gemstones, there is an option to choose between natural and lab-created citrines. One must not confuse “lab grown” with the “fake”. While synthetic is a replica the lab grown is developed in a controlled lab environment.
The most notable differences between them include that naturally occurring citrines have inclusions or variations as compared to it lab grown counterpart which is free from any such inclusions. The Natural Citrines can lack the expected color and saturation.

Where do Citrines come from?

Natural Citrines are not common and Brazil occupies the position of the leading manufacturer in the world. After Brazil, the other notable suppliers include Uruguay, Scotland, Madagascar, Spain, USA and Russia.

How to take care of Citrine Ring?

Citrine Ring is quite easy to clean due to their hardness and durability. However, a few things must be kept in mind like avoiding contact of the gemstone with make-up, harsh chemicals, abrasives.
While cleaning the ring make use of lukewarm water and mild cleaning detergent. Soft toothbrush can be used to clean the underside of the citrine.
Also, the ring must be individually kept to avoid contact with other jewelry to avoid unnecessary scratches.

What is a Citrine certification?

The most common Citrine Certifications includes from GIA, IGL and HRD labs. It is usually a document you receive on the behalf of the aforementioned 3rd party labs which describes an citrine in all of its characteristics.
Each and every party’s defining grounds may defer.

How much does a 1 Carat Citrine cost?

On an average the prices per carat for 1 carat citrine can vary from $10 to $30.

 

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