Citrine is a beautiful yellow stone. It is a popular more affordable alternative to the much more expensive yellow sapphire or yellow diamond. To create beautiful multi-colored jewelry, it is often combined with other stones such as: amethyst, peridot, and garnet.

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Citrine Facts

    Natural Colors

    Citrine is yellow quartz. Natural citrine colors range from a very pale yellow to a pale orange. It has a hardness of 7.


    Most citrine on the market is heat treated amethyst. When citrine gem stone is heat treated it gets a reddish tint. Treated citrine is often dark orange brown to reddish brown. Untreated gems do not have the distinctive red tint, though the heat of the earth has changed some amethyst crystals to brown citrine.


    Citrine can be easily scratched. Citrine gem stone often permenantly changes color if left in the sunlight for several hours.

    Where It Is Found

    Citrine gem stones are found in Brazil, Madagascar, Spain, USA (California, Colorado, Georgia, and Nevada) and the former USSR.

Birthstone Months with Citrine

  • November Birthstone: Modern and Traditional Birthstone
  • Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Planetary Stone
Anniversary Gemstone


Mystical Properties and Lore

    Citrine is said to help one connect with Spirit. It can aid in connecting to ones inner guidance. This gem may also help ease depression and lethargy.

    Citrine is given as a symbol of hope, youth, health, and fidelity.

    The name "Citrine" is derived from the French word for lemon.


    Smiley Why is Citrine yellow?

      Quartz filled up with so much sunshine that it turned yellow.