A Gemstone Each Month Series (GEMS) – Citrine for November

by JewelStruck on Nov.06, 2009, under GEMS

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As the name suggest, we have planned to research more – analyze more – collect more and post more about one particular gemstone each month.

You will still find regular interesting posts as before on Jewelry in general, but just more about one particular gemstone each month. All these posts will be categorized as GEMS.

November Gemstone – Citrine

Being one of the three traditional November birthstones, choosing Citrine for GEM of this month was easier.

Citrine is the French word for lemon. This gemstone has a beautiful yellow color. It was believed that is was sent as a gift from the sun. It has been used as an antidote for snake venom. Citrine symbolizes joy and happiness.

Citrine bracelet from crimeajewel by londontanty.

Citrine Bracelet

It is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown. It is nearly impossible to tell cut citrine from yellow topaz visibly. Although often cut as a gemstone, citrine is actually somewhat rare in nature. It has ferric impurities and most of citrines in the market are either heat treated amethyst or smoky quartz. One can find natural citrine with low levels of Iron in the mines of Brazil. Spain, Scotland, Argentina, Namibia and Myanmar also have mines with natural deposits.

So this was just to start with Citrine -  The November GEM..  do wait for more posts on Citrine coming up sooner.

If you love citrine, have created something beautiful using citrine, or if you just want to share some info about citrine. Please leave a comment or email us at :- info@jewelstruck.com

Obviously if its interesting and we publish it, you will be getting credit for whatever you are sharing :-)

Image Credit :-  londontanty

Citrine Rio Grande by DBprecious.com.

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