Where does citrine come from?
Major sources of citrine include Brazil and Bolivia. Also found in Madagascar, Spain, Uruguay, Scotland, USA (California, Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia, and Nevada) and Russia.
Origins and Legends
The name Citrine comes from the French word citron which is “lemon.” It is believe that citrine helps connect to ones spirit and is often given as a symbol of hope, youth, health, and fidelity.
Citrine is much like Amethyst and is in the quartz family. It quite often is heat treated like many other colored gemstones to bring out the bright yellow-orange color that the stone naturally has.
Citrine is affordable and durable which makes it a great choice for those who are active. However, it is advisable to remove your citrine jewelry when engaging in activities that may scratch or break your stone.
Why do people choose Citrine?
Citrine is the birthstone for those people born in November. It is also the gemstone given to people celebrating their 13th anniversary. The colors of citrine are believed to shown lightheartedness and cheerfulness.
Usually safe in an ultrasonic, avoid steam cleaning and citrine holds up to heat fairly but should be limited as color change can occur. Reacts with hydrofluoric acid and ammonium fluoride.
Moh’s Hardness scale: 7
Specific Gravity: 2.66