Natural Citrine AAA

Citrine

NATURAL CITRINE AAA

COLOR: Natural Citrine is yellow to golden-orange gemstone

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: SiO2 (silicon dioxide)

CUT: Round brilliants and ovals are most common. Step cuts (emerald cuts) and other fancy cuts, such as scissor-cuts or Portuguese-cuts are also quite popular. Citrine gemstones can be found in just about every shape imaginable, including pears, squares, trillions, rounds, ovals, cushions and heart shapes.

SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 2.63 – 2.65

REFRACTIVE INDEX: 1.544 – 1.553

HARDNESS: 7

FORMATION: Formed in all mineral environments, especially in igneous environments.

TREATMENT: Citrine is the oxidation state of the iron impurities present in the quartz. When heated, the iron impurities are reduced to make amethyst’s purple color to fade and turn yellow to reddish-orange (citrine). This process depends on various factors including the percentage of the iron impurities present and the heating duration and time.

UNUSUAL PROPERTIES: Citrine is often used as a birthstone of November (along with topaz). Citrine’s colour is thought to radiate positive energy. It is known as the ‘success stone’, since it is believed to promote prosperity and abundance, especially in situations involving business.

USAGE: Citrine is perfectly suitable for any type of jewellery design, including rings. Citrine is typically worn as pendants or rings, but it can also be used for necklaces, pins and brooches. Citrine is also quite popular for use in beaded and string jewellery designs.

WHAT WE SUPPLY: Best quality Natural Citrine in A, AA, AAA, AAAA grades. The higher the grade, the darker and deeper the color.

ORIGIN: Although Citrine deposits can be found all around the world, Brazil is the world’s leading supplier. Other notable sources include Argentina, Bolivia, France, Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Uruguay and Zambia.

 

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