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

For Citrine Jewelry, see --> CITRINE JEWELRY
Citrine Jewelry - Hover over an item for more information
Round Green 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 Green Tourmaline Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Black Onyx & Citrine - Venus Band
$200.00
Gemvara
Round Peridot Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Citrine & Emerald - 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 $215.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Peridot Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Citrine & Emerald - Venus Band
$215.00
Gemvara
Round Yellow Sapphire Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Yellow 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 Yellow Sapphire Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Yellow Sapphire & Citrine - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
Round Amethyst Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Citrine & Aquamarine - 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 Amethyst Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Citrine & Aquamarine - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
Round Amethyst Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Amethyst & 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 Amethyst Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Amethyst & Citrine - Venus Band
$200.00
Gemvara
Sterling Silver Promise Ring with Amethyst & 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 Amethyst & Citrine - Remember Forever Ring
$150.00
Gemvara
Round Sapphire Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with White 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 $210.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Sapphire Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with White Sapphire & Citrine - Venus Band
$210.00
Gemvara
Round Amethyst Sterling Silver Mother's Ring with Citrine - Bamboo Three-Stone Ring
This three-gemstone bamboo ring makes a refined statement alone, or combines well with other bamboo rings.Only $175.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Amethyst Sterling Silver Mother's Ring with Citrine - Bamboo Three-Stone Ring
$175.00
Gemvara
Round Iolite Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Peridot & 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 Iolite Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Peridot & Citrine - Venus Band
$200.00
Gemvara
Oval Citrine Sterling Silver Promise Ring - Regina Ring
An oval-cut, 7mm stone takes center stage in this intricately-detailed ring, handcrafted in your choice of gems and metals.Only $175.00 at Gemvara
no photoOval Citrine Sterling Silver Promise Ring - Regina Ring
$175.00
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
Men's Round Citrine Sterling Silver Ring - Slot Ring
One bold gem rides the rails of this contemporary ring design.Only $210.00 at Gemvara
no photoMen's Round Citrine Sterling Silver Ring - Slot Ring
$210.00
Gemvara
Round Aquamarine Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Citrine & White Sapphire - 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 Aquamarine Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Citrine & White Sapphire - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
Round Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Mother's Ring with Pink Tourmaline & Citrine - Liana Ring with Three Gems
This lovely leafy vine ring twines across the finger while brilliant gems bloom among the leaves.Only $185.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Mother's Ring with Pink Tourmaline & Citrine - Liana Ring with Three Gems
$185.00
Gemvara
Sterling Silver Promise Ring with Citrine - Round Solitaire Stack Ring
This delicate round brilliant solitaire ring is lovely alone but is designed to be perfectly stackable with other rings.Only $170.00 at Gemvara
no photoSterling Silver Promise Ring with Citrine - Round Solitaire Stack Ring
$170.00
Gemvara
 


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