cousin to amethyst,
citrine is the yellow to orange version of quartz.
may be used as an alternate birthstone for November.
autumn coloring and relative affordability make citrine
an excellent seasonal promotion.
steam cleaning because all quartz is sensitive to high
heat and abrupt temperature changes.
is a precious variety of quartz. As its name suggests,
citrine colors range from yellow to orange and orangey
red. The darker colored stones are known as Madeira Citrine
and have classically been more valuable than their lighter
counterparts. However, more recent trends reveal that
the lighter colored stones are gaining popularity with
modern consumers seeking to add freshness and variety
to their jewelry collections. No matter the specific shade,
citrine is affordable and can stand up to daily wear.
Some citrine on the market comes from poor-quality amethyst
that was heat treated to produce citrine. This process
is acceptable in the industry but can be a reminder that
the stone is sensitive to heat. Therefore, steam cleaning,
sudden temperature changes and long exposure to bright
light should be avoided. Citrine may be used as an alternate
birthstone for November.