The word citrine derives from the Greek and French word ‘citron’, meaning lemon. Citrine is named so because the colour is similar to the sun-ripened lemon citrus fruit.
Citrine is said to soothe fear and anxiety.
Since citrine is rare many citrine stones on the market are created from heat treating amethysts. The result of the heat treatment are stable.
Where is citrine mined?
The top sources for natural citrine are Bolivia, Spain, Madagascar, Mexico and Uruguay.
Citrine is 7 on the Mohs scale.
Varieties of yellow to orange and brown.
Birthstone and Anniversary Stone
Citrine is the birthstone for November and is traditionally given on the 13th wedding anniversary.