SiO2 - Silicon Dioxide
Citrine is a beautiful yellow stone. Named from the French name for lemon, "citron," many citrines have a juicy lemon color. Like amethyst, citrine is a gem variety of quartz. The gem's varying yellow color comes from trace elements of iron. It is a popular less expensive alternative to the much more expensive yellow sapphire or yellow diamond. To create wonderful multi-colored jewelry, it is often combined with other stones such as: peridot, amethyst, and garnet. More on...
Colors: Yellow quartz
Care and Treatment
Sometimes you will hear citrine referred to as topaz quartz, which is incorrect. This name was used in the past in reference to the color, which is sometimes similar to the color of topaz.
Citrine can be easily scratched. Citrine often permanently changes color if left in the sunlight or heat for several hours.
Most citrine on the market is heat treated amethyst.
Aventurine has a hardness rating of 7.
Specific Gravity: 2.65 - 2.66
Heart, kidney, liver & muscle healer; appendicitis;gangrene; red & white corpuscles; digestive tract; cleanses vibrations in the atmosphere; creativity; helps personal clarity; will bring out problems in the solar plexus & the heart; eliminates self-destructive tendencies.
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Citrine is given as a symbol of hope, youth, health, and fidelity.
The name "Citrine" is derived from the French word for lemon.