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.

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Sterling Silver 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 Ring with Rhodolite Garnet & Citrine - Remember Forever Ring
$150.00
Gemvara
Black Jade Starfish Necklace, .20ct Citrine in Gold. 18"
This black jade starfish pendant seems to move with the current of the ocean, detailed with a .20 carat citrine. Pendant is suspended from a 14kt yellow gold bale and rope chain with springring clasp.Only $79.95 at Ross-Simons
no photoBlack Jade Starfish Necklace, .20ct Citrine in Gold. 18"
$79.95
Ross-Simons
9.25 ct. t.w. Citrine Eternity Bangle Bracelet in Sterling Silver
Slip into something sunny. This eternity bangle bracelet shine all around with 9.25 ct. t.w. of oval citrines. Slip-on, sterling silver bracelet. Citrine birthstones are the perfect gift for November birthdays.Only $150.00 at Ross-Simons
no photo9.25 ct. t.w. Citrine Eternity Bangle Bracelet in Sterling Silver
$150.00
Ross-Simons
Round Peridot Sterling Silver 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 $205.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Peridot Sterling Silver Ring with White Sapphire & Citrine - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
Sterling Silver Ring with Fire Opal & 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 $180.00 at Gemvara
no photoSterling Silver Ring with Fire Opal & Citrine - Double Knots Ring
$180.00
Gemvara
Customize Oval Five Stone Ring With Peridot Amethyst Pink Tourmaline Garnet Citrine in 14k White Gol
Customize Oval Five Stone Ring With Peridot Amethyst Pink Tourmaline Garnet Citrine in 14k White GoldOnly $643.99 at Angara.com
no photoCustomize Oval Five Stone Ring With Peridot Amethyst Pink Tourmaline Garnet Citrine in 14k White Gol
$643.99
Angara.com
Round Black Diamond Sterling Silver Ring with Red Garnet & 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 Black Diamond Sterling Silver Ring with Red Garnet & Citrine - Venus Band
$210.00
Gemvara
13.00 ct. t.w. Citrine Teardrop Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold
These 13.00 ct. t.w. citrine teardrop bead earrings are faceted all over, creating a warm, flickering light. Post/clutch, 14kt yellow gold earrings. Citrine birthstones are the perfect gift for November birthdays.Only $185.00 at Ross-Simons
no photo13.00 ct. t.w. Citrine Teardrop Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold
$185.00
Ross-Simons
Round Sapphire Sterling Silver Ring with Blue Topaz & 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 Sapphire Sterling Silver Ring with Blue Topaz & Citrine - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
Round Citrine Sterling Silver Ring with 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 Citrine Sterling Silver Ring with Sapphire & Citrine - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
Round Rhodolite Garnet Sterling Silver Ring with Ruby & 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 Rhodolite Garnet Sterling Silver Ring with Ruby & Citrine - Venus Band
$210.00
Gemvara
Round Aquamarine Sterling Silver 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 Ring with Citrine & White Sapphire - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
Round Emerald Sterling Silver Ring with Rhodolite Garnet & 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 $215.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Emerald Sterling Silver Ring with Rhodolite Garnet & Citrine - Venus Band
$215.00
Gemvara
3/4 TCW Oval-Cut Citrine and Cushion-Cut Golden Rutile 14k Yellow Gold over Silver Ring
. Golden rutilated quartz is known by romantic names such as Cupid's dart, arrows of love because of its intricate beauty. It is also said to be a powerful amplifier of your thoughts for divine inspiration. This mesmerizing gemstone is flaunted by...Only $113.99 at PalmBeachJewelry
no photo3/4 TCW Oval-Cut Citrine and Cushion-Cut Golden Rutile 14k Yellow Gold over Silver Ring
$113.99
PalmBeachJewelry
Sterling Silver Ring with Diamond & Citrine - Remember Forever Ring
Two gems wrapped in a knot to remember this moment forever.Only $190.00 at Gemvara
no photoSterling Silver Ring with Diamond & Citrine - Remember Forever Ring
$190.00
Gemvara
 


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