Citrine - the November Birthstone

Citrine - the November Birthstone

Citrine, with its warm and inviting energy, has captivated people for centuries. The name "Citrine" is derived from the French word "citron," meaning lemon, reflecting its color.

Citrine is a variety of quartz, its colour ranges from pale yellow to deep amber, often resembling the warm hues of the sun.

Natural Citrine is relatively rare, and most commercial Citrine is heat-treated Amethyst or smoky Quartz - they are exposed to high temperatures, causing the color change to yellow. Synthetic Citrine is also produced through the hydrothermal method.


Citrine as a Birthstone:

Citrine is recognized as one of the birthstones for November, along with Topaz.

It is often associated with positive energy and with the solar plexus chakra, promoting personal power, self-confidence, and abundance. Many use it for energetic cleansing and to dispel negative energies.

Known as the "Merchant's Stone" or "Success Stone," Citrine is believed to attract wealth and prosperity. Used for manifestation and attracting success, it is believed to enhance creativity and imagination.


Crushed Citrine vs. Cut Citrine:

It's essential to note that the appearance of crushed Citrine will differ from intact Citrine crystals.

When gemstones are broken or crushed, the facets and internal structures that contribute to their unique optical properties are altered. As a result, crushed Citrine will appear different in terms of shine, transparency, and overall aesthetics – it may appear less vibrant or even colourless, visually disappearing within the inlay channel especially when mixed with other, more opaque or vibrantly coloured inclusions.


Adding raw crushed Citrine shards to your ring:

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