CITRINE - November Birthstone (traditional)
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Citrine is the traditional birthstone for November, and is an alternate Zodiac stone for Scorpio. Citrine jewelry is given as the gemstone gift for the 13th and 17th anniversaries. Citrine is associated with the values of hope, cheerfulness, youth, health, and fidelity.

Citrine is any quartz crystal or cluster that is yellow or orange in color. Although often cut as a gemstone, citrine is actually somewhat rare in nature. Most citrines on the market have been heat treated. Specimens of low grade, inexpensive amethyst or smoky quartz are often cooked at high temperatures to produce the more profitable orange yellow citrine. Citrines whose colors have been produced by artificial means tend to have much more of an orange or reddish cast than those found in nature, which are usually a pale yellow. Much of the natural citrine may have started out as amethyst but heat from nearby magmatic bodies may have caused the change to citrine.

Interestingly, a popular gemstone on the market is a mixture of half amethyst and half citrine and is given the name ametrine. The manufacturer takes an amethyst stone and heats it, which converts it to citrine. He then bombards a portion of the stone with beta radiation which converts citrine back to amethyst. By using a metal mask (possibly in the shape of a heart) to block a portion of the beta radiation, an unusual citrine and amethyst gem is produced.

Unfortunately for citrine it is often confused with the more expensive orange-yellow topaz and is at times sold as topaz by unscrupulous dealers. This practice has soured many potential citrine fanciers who see citrine as a fake topaz and not as a legitimate gemstone. The finest citrine gemstones have a pure yellow color that cannot be duplicated by golden topaz, which will always have hues of orange or brown to darken the gem.

For natural citrine mineral specimens see our For Sale or Sold lists

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Sterling Silver Promise Ring with Amethyst & Citrine - Two Hearts Ring
Two hearts meet in one simply perfect ring style. Create this style in your birthstones to add extra meaning.Only $215.00 at Gemvara
no photoSterling Silver Promise Ring with Amethyst & Citrine - Two Hearts Ring
$215.00
Gemvara
Sterling Silver Promise Ring with Amethyst & Citrine - Double Knots Ring
This gorgeous, contemporary setting forms a pair of knots, each enclosing a stunning, 3mm, prong-set stone. It's carefully handcrafted in your choice of gems and metals.Only $170.00 at Gemvara
no photoSterling Silver Promise Ring with Amethyst & Citrine - Double Knots Ring
$170.00
Gemvara
Madeira Citrine , Citrine, and White Topaz Dangle Pendant in Sterling Silver, One Size
Timeless and eye-catching, this dangle pendant is an ideal staple to any collection with citrine, madeira citrine, and white topaz gemstones set in sterling silver, suspended from a cable chain necklace.Only $125.00 at Blue Nile
no photoMadeira Citrine , Citrine, and White Topaz Dangle Pendant in Sterling Silver, One Size
$125.00
Blue Nile
Checkerboard Citrine Earrings with White Topaz 6 Carat (ctw) in Sterling Silver
Checkerboard Citrine Earrings with White Topaz 6 Carat (ctw) in Sterling Silver #61CD0112CT. 6.0 carats (ctw) of beautiful citrine give these sterling silver earrings color and shine. Their decadent checkerboard cut and 4-prong settings highlight all...Only $59.99 at MyJewelryBox.com
no photoCheckerboard Citrine Earrings with White Topaz 6 Carat (ctw) in Sterling Silver
$59.99
MyJewelryBox.com
Round Black Onyx Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Black Onyx & Citrine - Venus Band
Scalloped shells form a fluted pattern on each side of this feminine tapered band, carefully handcrafted in your choice of gems and metals.Only $195.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Black Onyx Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Black Onyx & Citrine - Venus Band
$195.00
Gemvara
Round Pink Tourmaline Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Black Onyx & Citrine - Venus Band
Scalloped shells form a fluted pattern on each side of this feminine tapered band, carefully handcrafted in your choice of gems and metals.Only $200.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Pink Tourmaline Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Black Onyx & Citrine - Venus Band
$200.00
Gemvara
Round London Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Pink Sapphire & Citrine - Venus Band
Scalloped shells form a fluted pattern on each side of this feminine tapered band, carefully handcrafted in your choice of gems and metals.Only $205.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound London Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Pink Sapphire & Citrine - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
Round Fire Opal 14K Rose Gold Engagement Ring with Citrine & Fire Opal - Sabrina Ring
A brilliant center gemstone is accentuated by the femininity of a delicate gem-set band in this enchanting ring. The center stone is available in a range of sizes.Only $900.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Fire Opal 14K Rose Gold Engagement Ring with Citrine & Fire Opal - Sabrina Ring
$900.00
Gemvara
Sterling Silver Necklace with Citrine - Treble Clef Pendant
This graceful pendant with a sparkling gemstone celebrates the joy that music brings to our lives.Only $135.00 at Gemvara
no photoSterling Silver Necklace with Citrine - Treble Clef Pendant
$135.00
Gemvara
Emerald-Cut Citrine Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Engagement Ring - Emerald-Cut Ceres Ring
This solitaire ring has a delicate wheat pattern, the symbol of Ceres, the Roman goddess of prosperity and fruitfulness.Only $215.00 at Gemvara
no photoEmerald-Cut Citrine Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Engagement Ring - Emerald-Cut Ceres Ring
$215.00
Gemvara
Princess Citrine Sterling Silver Engagement Ring - On Point Ring
In this streamlined architectural design, a dazzling princess-cut gemstone is set at an angle and held by its points. The center stone is available in a range of sizes.Only $210.00 at Gemvara
no photoPrincess Citrine Sterling Silver Engagement Ring - On Point Ring
$210.00
Gemvara
Sterling Silver Promise Ring with Rhodolite Garnet & Citrine - Remember Forever Ring
Two gems wrapped in a knot to remember this moment forever.Only $150.00 at Gemvara
no photoSterling Silver Promise Ring with Rhodolite Garnet & Citrine - Remember Forever Ring
$150.00
Gemvara
Round Green Tourmaline Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Pink Tourmaline & Citrine - Venus Band
Scalloped shells form a fluted pattern on each side of this feminine tapered band, carefully handcrafted in your choice of gems and metals.Only $205.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Green Tourmaline Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Pink Tourmaline & Citrine - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
Round Red Garnet Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Smoky Quartz & Citrine - Venus Band
Scalloped shells form a fluted pattern on each side of this feminine tapered band, carefully handcrafted in your choice of gems and metals.Only $205.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Red Garnet Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Smoky Quartz & Citrine - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
Round Peridot Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Fire Opal & Citrine - Venus Band
Scalloped shells form a fluted pattern on each side of this feminine tapered band, carefully handcrafted in your choice of gems and metals.Only $205.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Peridot Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Fire Opal & Citrine - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
 


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