The mellow gold of Citrine draws us in and brightens our moods.
A sunny quartz whose name comes from the French word for “lemon,” Citrine brings the energizing refreshment of an icy summer drink. Cheerful and full of light, this sparkling gem was once thought to protect the wearer against various evils - from snake venom to wicked thoughts. Today, its radiant color is associated with joyfulness, youth and vitality. Citrine is a member of the Quartz family of gemstones. Its color ranges from slightly golden yellow to a medium gold showing hints of orange. The deeper brownish red quality of Citrine is called Madeira Citrine, so named for its wine-colored hue. The warm color of Citrine is obtained by heating pale Amethyst and clear to Smoky Quartz. Today, Citrine is mined in South America. Our Citrine is mined in Brazil; however Bolivia also produces gem quality Citrine. Citrine makes a great gift for those born in November as well as those born under the sign of Gemini. Citrine is also the gem used to commemorate the 11th and 13th wedding anniversaries. Wearable, affordable and fashionable, Citrine is a shimmering yellow gemstone that draws the eye, captivating the viewer. As it is readily available in all sizes, it is a gem that makes a stunning fashion statement. Create a customized look via Stuller Studio™. Select your ideal setting from our immense selection of mountings, and you’ll receive a jewelry style made especially for you.
Citrine is rated “good” for everyday wear. Avoid direct sunlight and exposure to heat which may cause color to fade. Avoid contact with chemicals. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.
Properties & Reactions
Fair - color change may occur with heat
Hydrofluoric acid, ammonium fluoride