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Heart Citrine Loose Gemstone There is something strikingly beautiful about the honey colored citrines. These charming stones exude a color that is a warm golden glow evoking a feeling of good cheer and happiness. It is this lovely and sunny glow of citrines that makes these gemstones so impossibly irresistible. The sunny citrine is actually a variety of quartz that ranges in a wide palette of colors from yellow, yellow brown, orange, dark orange brown to reddish brown.

Citrines are loved not only because they are beautiful gemstones but also because they are very affordably priced and are therefore accessible to a lot more people as compared to other gemstones. It is also due to this very reason that citrines came to be a very popular stone during the 40’s. Citrines were extremely sought after during this time and citrine jewelry was much in demand.

Citrines are the birthstone for all who are born in the month of November and are said to bring loads of good luck to the wearer when sported as a birthstone. They are also the recommended gemstones for the thirteenth as well as seventeenth wedding anniversary.

The attractive citrines are loved not just for the rich golden hue they emanate but also because of the numerous qualities that are inherent in these stones. Citrines are said to possess great healing properties and powers. These sunny looking stones have an immense impact on one’s mental condition and work very effectively in curing depression and negativity besides dispelling feelings of gloom. In fact citrines being true to their inherent sunny color help in bringing about an air of cheerfulness.

Apart from being very effective in curing stomach ailments and circulatory problems, citrines are said to bring one prosperity, success and hope. It is also believed that citrines provide significant protection against snake venom. It would not be wrong to say that the bright colored citrine is not just beautiful to look at but is equally endowed with qualities that lend these gemstones an edge over others.

The hardness of citrine on Moh’s scale measures up to nine which makes these beautiful gemstones also very durable ones. This quality also makes citrines ideal for jewelry especially for jewelry that is meant for everyday wear.

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EmeraldCitrine, also called the citrine fortz is a variety of quartz. Citrine ranges from yellow to orange to golden brown shades of transparent quartz. Citrine name is derived from the French word “citron” many citrines have juicy lemon color. Citrine have ferric impurities and is rarely found in nature. Most commercial citrine is in fact artificially heated amethyst or smoky quartz. The artificially generated color of citrine tends to have much more orange or reddish caste than those found in nature, which are usually pale yellow. Citrine made by heating amethyst may be returned to purple color by bombarding it with beta radiation.Brazil is the leading producer of naturally mined citrine, with much of its production coming from the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Citrine by virtue has many magical and healing powers. It was thought to stimulate the memory, influence the dreams, be a general talisman of protection and enhance creativity. One of the main attributes of the stone was its power to protect against snake venom. Sometimes citrine is often mistaken for more expensive orange-yellow topaz and is unscrupulous dealers. However citrine is considered as an alternative to topaz as the birthstone for November.

Did you know that a Citrine is really an amethyst in disguise?Do you know why citrine is called “the merchant’s stone”? Learn all there is to know about citrine in our collection of information about this beautiful golden stone. Read about the cultural and religious history of citrine, the physical properties of citrine, and learn how to care for your citrine jewelry.

Citrine is also the gemstone that celebrates the 13th anniversary of marriage. Citrine is named after the French word Citrin, meaning lemon. The color of citrine ranges from straw and sun yellow to clay orange, to deep, wine colored Madeira red. In the past, the Madeira colored stones were the most valuable, but today, the more vivid yellows and oranges are the most popular. Natural bright yellow citrine is the most rare of the quartz varieties.