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Citrine: an affordable yellow gemstones
Citrine stones are ideal for use in jewelry. Its good hardness, transparency, gloss and its affordable price in large sizes, as well as in all kinds of cuts, make this beautiful and attractive yellow gemstone is widely used in today's market.
The Citrine, along with Topaz, corresponds to those who are born in the month of November. Citrine is also used to commemorate the thirteenth wedding anniversary.
In 1952, the Jewelers of America organisation added the Citrine to the list of birthstones.
As with all stones, Citrine is also attributed with having healing powers. Radiating positive energy, generating stability, protection, and alleviating depression are just some of the powers attributed to it. It is also known as the merchant's stone(as many companies keep a Citrine crystal in their register boxes to attract good fortune and business success).
Citrine is a rare variety of quartz, (it should be noted that the vast majority of which are currently sold, are smoked quartz or amethyst with thermal treatment), consequently there are not so many pieces of antique jewelry in which we have the opportunity to identify it, unlike other gems.
Quartz has been used for thousands of years in jewelry. Agates, amethysts, rock crystals, etc. have adorned us for millennia, so it is not difficult to imagine that the same thing happened with the citrine.
The word citrine comes from the Latin "citrus" meaning lemon, and refers to the color of the gem.
Citrine is the yellow variety of transparent quartz; owes its color to the presence of iron. This beautiful golden gem features all the shades of yellow we can imagine, can be found in orange shades, reddish orange hues, etc.
The most valued colors are saturated yellows and reddish oranges without brown overtones. Natural untreated citrines usually show paler tones than treated gemstones. Although we can also find natural golden and reddish citrines.
CUT & SIZES
Citrine gemstones are available in a wide variety of sizes and cuts. Apart from standard cuts, we can find all kinds of fancy cuts.
Because they are very affordable gemstones in large sizes and different styles of cuts, citrines are very used in the jewelry trade.
CLARITY & INCLUSIONS
Citrine Gemstones will show eye-clean (inclusions cannot be seen with the naked eye).
GENESIS: Volcanic igneous rocks, hydrothermal deposits, alluvial deposits, geodes and pegmatites.
MdMaya Gems uses the following clarity scale when grading gemstones.
Setting aside translucent and opaque gemstones, the first classification to take into account is:
EYE CLEAN: Appears clean to the unaided eye. (Type 1, 2 and 3)
Type 1: Minute inclusions difficult to see with the unaided eye.
Type 2: Minor inclusions easy to see with the unaided eye.
Type 3: Noticeable inclusions apparent to the unaided eye.
Type 1: Minor inclusions somewhat easy to see with the unaided eye.
Type 2: Noticeable inclusions apparent to the unaided eye.
Type 3: Obvious inclusions very apparent to the unaided eye.
HEAVILY included: prominent inclusions that have a negative effect on appearance or durability.
SEVERELY INCLUDED: prominent inclusions that have a severe effect on appearance or durability or both. (Type 1, 2 and 3).
All our gemstones have been analyzed by a qualified gemologist. Each precious stone comes with a gemological certificate to guarantee its authenticity, as well as describing its unique characteristics.
Pictures in this website might not reflect the intensity and brightness of the real color of the gemstone. Additionally, the pictures might not properly represent the real size of the gem (provided in millimeters). Do not hesitate in requesting more graphic documentation of the precious stone for any clarifications. This will be provided shortly to accommodate your needs.
The photographs of the inclusions, if any, are a distinctive sign NATURAL origin.
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