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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Round Tanzanite Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Aquamarine & 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 Tanzanite Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Aquamarine & Citrine - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
Round Citrine Sterling Silver Ring - Birds of a Feather Ring
This lovely sensuous feather ring can be worn with the gem in front or in back, depending on your mood.Only $175.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Citrine Sterling Silver Ring - Birds of a Feather Ring
$175.00
Gemvara
Round Sapphire Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Tanzanite & 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 Vintage-Inspired Ring with Tanzanite & Citrine - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
8-15mm Cultured Pearl, 4.00ct t.w. Citrine Octopus Necklace, Garnets Over Sterling. 18"
An RS exclusive. This is one fabulous octopus pendant necklace. Our diva from the deep wraps herself in 8-15mm cultured freshwater pearls, glittering with 4.00 ct. t.w. citrines and .50 ct. t.w. garnet eyes. Includes a fancy chain with a lobster clasp....Only $187.50 at Ross-Simons
no photo8-15mm Cultured Pearl, 4.00ct t.w. Citrine Octopus Necklace, Garnets Over Sterling. 18"
$187.50
Ross-Simons
Sterling Silver Mother's Necklace with Citrine - Carried in My Heart
The heart shape of this pendan cradles two gemstones, just as you carry those you love in your heart.Only $165.00 at Gemvara
no photoSterling Silver Mother's Necklace with Citrine - Carried in My Heart
$165.00
Gemvara
Round Citrine Sterling Silver Promise Ring - Bezel Ring
This sleek streamlined ring design has timeless elegance. The perfect choice for a woman with an active lifestyle and a refined sense of style.Only $205.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Citrine Sterling Silver Promise Ring - Bezel Ring
$205.00
Gemvara
Alexandra Gem Lab-Created Citrine & Crystal Earrings, Womens
Light up the room in these exquisite lab-created citrine and crystal drop earrings, set in polished, rhodium-plated sterling silver. Metal: Rhodium-plated sterling silverStones: Lab-created citrines, 10x8mm, 7x5mmOther Stones: Clear crystalsBack:...Only $124.99 at jcpenney
no photoAlexandra Gem Lab-Created Citrine & Crystal Earrings, Womens
$124.99
jcpenney
Sterling Silver Promise Ring with Citrine & Blue Topaz - Remember Forever Ring
Two gems wrapped in a knot to remember this moment forever.Only $155.00 at Gemvara
no photoSterling Silver Promise Ring with Citrine & Blue Topaz - Remember Forever Ring
$155.00
Gemvara
Sterling Silver Promise Ring with Red Garnet & 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 $165.00 at Gemvara
no photoSterling Silver Promise Ring with Red Garnet & Citrine - Double Knots Ring
$165.00
Gemvara
Round Sapphire Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired 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 Vintage-Inspired Ring with Blue Topaz & Citrine - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
Round Amethyst Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Diamond & 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 Amethyst Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Diamond & Citrine - Venus Band
$215.00
Gemvara
Jaipur Ring, Citrine - Marco Bicego - Citrine (7)
Marco BicegoJaipur Ring, CitrineDetailsHand-engraved 18-karat yellow gold setting.Round-cut citrine center.Logo-engraved gold band.Made in Italy.Designer About Marco Bicego:As a talented artisan from a family of goldsmiths, Marco Bicego was uniquely...Only $505.00 at Neiman Marcus
no photoJaipur Ring, Citrine - Marco Bicego - Citrine (7)
$505.00
Neiman Marcus
Round Peridot 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 $205.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Peridot Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with White Sapphire & Citrine - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
5.00ct t.w. Citrine, .25ct t.w. Diamond Bracelet in Silver. 7"
Wrap your wrist in pure glamour: 5.00 ct. t.w. citrine rounds highlighted with .25 ct. t.w. diamond rounds in the popular circle link design. Sterling silver bracelet. Citrine birthstones are the perfect gift for November birthdays.Only $89.96 at Ross-Simons
no photo5.00ct t.w. Citrine, .25ct t.w. Diamond Bracelet in Silver. 7"
$89.96
Ross-Simons
Round White Sapphire 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 White Sapphire Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Smoky Quartz & Citrine - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
 


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