Citrine is gifted for 13th wedding anniversaries and is the birthstone for November, along with the yellow topaz. The citrine is believed to be a healing gemstone and was once believed to be a gift from the sun.
COLOURS: YELLOW TO BROWN
HARDNESS: 7.0 MOHRS, DURABLE
More ABOUT CITRINE…
The transparent, pale yellow to brownish orange variety of quartz is rare in nature. In the days before modern gemmology, its tawny colour caused it to be confused with topaz.
Citrine’s attractive colour, plus the durability and affordability it shares with most other quartzes, makes it the top-selling yellow-to-orange gem. It’s an attractive alternative not only for topaz, but also for yellow sapphire. The finest citrine colour is a saturated yellow to reddish orange free of brownish tints.
YOUR CARE GUIDE
Abrupt temperature changes can cause citrine to fracture. Some citrine colour can fade with prolonged exposure to intense light.
Citrine can be safely cleaned with warm, soapy water. Ultrasonic cleaners are usually safe except in the rare instances where a stone is dyed or treated by fracture filling. Steam cleaning is not recommended, as citrine should not be subjected to heat.