Citrine - November Birthstone

Did you know that the name citrine comes from an old French word for a lemon?


November birthstone colour ranges from pale yellow to yellowish orange and it's the perfect stone if you love fall colours.


The finest citrine colour is a reddish orange and shows no sign of brown tints.



Oval citrine and diamond white gold necklace hanging on a white candle next to a white and beige scarf and multi-coloured corn kernels



Here are some fun facts about this wonderful gem:


  • Citrine is a member of the quartz family along with amethyst (purple quartz)

  • It is the top-selling yellow/orange gemstone

  • Most citrine on the market is produced by the process of heat treating amethyst (this process in permanent)


checkerboard cushion cut citrine yellow gold drop earrings on a white background

Source


The majority of citrine comes from Brazil, Bolivia, Madagascar, Mexico and Uruguay.



Availability


Citrine is fairly inexpensive and is available in a large variety of shapes and sizes making it perfect for large statement pieces such as cocktail rings as well as smaller jewellery items.



selection of large loose oval, cushion and emerald cut citrine on a white tray


Citrine is much more affordable than diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, aquamarine and alexandrite.


It is roughly the same price as amethyst, garnet and blue topaz.


Many of my clients are pleasantly surprised by how affordable this gorgeous coloured stone really is.



selection of amethyst, citrine and clue topaz necklaces next to a pink flower


Citrine Birthstone


Citrine is also known for the following traits:

  • helps eliminate fears

  • brings good fortune and good luck

  • a shield against spite and jealousy






 

Do you know what powers and qualities your birthstone holds?


To find out, visit my previous post: What is my Birthstone?

 


pear shape yellow gold necklace pendant and chain on a white background


Durability


In terms of hardness, citrine scores a 7 out of 10 on Moh's scale.


With sapphires and rubies at 9 and diamonds at 10, these can scratch your citrine if not stored properly or if they rub against each other.


I wouldn't recommend it for an engagement ring but it makes a great option for "occasional wear" rings and other jewellery such as pendants and earrings.


oval citrine yellow gold stud earrings on a white background

 

Pro Tip: don't shy away from adding this gorgeous gemstone to your collection, just be careful while wearing it.

 

oval citrine and diamond halo yellow gold ring on a white background







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