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Citrine Gemstone Information
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Citrine is the birthstone for the month of November and the gemstone representing the 13th wedding anniversary. The name is derived from the French word citron, meaning "lemon" and the color is associated with light-heartedness and cheerfulness. It is also believed that it helps one connect with the spirit. Citrine is often given as a symbol of hope, youth, health, and fidelity.
 

ENHANCEMENT CODE H

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PROPERTIES

Refractive Index 1.544-1.553
Hardness = 7 (Moh's Scale)
Specific Gravity = 2.66
Species - Quartz
Optic Character - Double Refraction.
Phenomena - None


WARNINGS FOR CARE

Ultrasonic: Usually safe
Steamer: Risky
Heat: Fair; color change may occur with heat
Chemicals that harm: Hydrofluoric acid, ammonium fluoride can damage.

 

Crystal Structure
citrine crystal image
Crystal system: Hexagonal (trigonal), compact.

MAJOR SOURCES
Brazil, Bolivia
Birthstones
 January  Garnet
February Amethyst
March Aquamarine
April Diamond
May Emerald
June Pearl/Alexandrite
July Ruby
August Peridot
September Sapphire
October Opal/Tourmaline
November Topaz or Citrine
December Blue Topaz or Zircon
Common Cut Examples.
antique cut citrine image.
Antique Cut Citrine.
antique cushion cut citrine image.
Antique Cushion Citrine.

 tapered baguette cut citrine image.
Tapered Baguette Citrine.

emerald shape citrine image.
Emerald cut Citrine.
 
heart shape citrine image.
Heart Shape Citrine.

marquise cut citrine image.
Marquise cut Citrine.
 
oval shape golden citrine image
Oval shape Citrine.
pear shape citrine image.
Pear Shape Citrine.
round brilliant cut citrine image.

Round brilliant cut Citrine.

princess cut citrine image.

Princess cut Citrine.
 
trillion cut citrine image.

Trillion Cut Citrine.
hexagon cut citrine image.
Hexagon cut Citrine.

round cabochon citrine image.
Round cabochon Citrine.
 
oval cabochon citrine image.
Oval cabochon Citrine.
pear cabochon citrine image.
Pear cabochon Citrine.
square cabochon citrine image.
Square cabochon.
Buff top Faceted Bottom.
straight baguette cut citrine image.
Straight Baguette Citrine.

half moon citrine image
Half Moon Citrine.
 


 

 
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