November's birthstone, Citrine, is aptly named as it comes from an old French word "citron," which means lemon. This stunning gemstone ranges in color from a pale yellow to a dark amber. This warm and elegant stone is a welcome addition to any jewelry wardrobe...
Citrine is a type of transparent quartz that has a Mohs Scale Hardness of 7, which makes it durable enough for every day wear. And you'll want to wear this pretty stone everyday! Whether it's set in gold, white gold, or silver, this stylish stone is always an eye-catcher and pulls people in with its warm rich hues.
If you're looking to increase financially, maybe you should consider buying one of these golden wonders since it has been referred to as the merchant's stone or money stone based on an old belief that it would bring prosperity! And that's not all, this golden gem is also known as the healing quartz and associated with the values of hope, strength, cheerfulness, youth, and fidelity.
The Romans were thought to be the first to wear the yellowish quartz as a cabochon, a polished but unfaceted gem. The Chinese loved this stone, too! They named it "The Stone of Success" and they deeply appreciated the citrine for its ability to increase intellectual capabilities and broaden the mind.
Citrine saw a surge in popularity during both the Romantic Period in the late 18th century, as well the Art Deco period. Famous and uber glamorous Hollywood stars like Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford donned large Art Deco inspired jewelry pieces with gorgeous grand citrines in them!
Natural citrine is found in Brazil, Russia, France and Madagascar. Many citrine gemstones though are actually amethysts that have been heat-treated to create the golden yellow hue. Interestingly enough, sometimes citrine and amethyst can be found together in the same crystal—this is known as an ametrine!
Here are a few of my favorite citrine pieces!
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