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Citrine Gemstones

Named after is color, Citrine is also referred to as Spanish Topaz or Gold Topaz, mainly because of its resemblance to such. This gemstone has grown in popularity for many reasons including, not only its attractiveness of its transparent yellowish/gold, brown, and amber hues, but because of its reasonable price and resistance to scratches, measuring 7 on the Mohs scale.
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The gemstone citrine is named after the French word meaning lemon, "citron," because of its yellowish coloring. This gemstone represents the birthstone for the month of November, along with topaz, and is also considered to be the gemstone used for celebrating the 17th wedding anniversary. Others consider the citrine stone to be the "stone of the mind," with an ability to increase psychic power. This stone originated in Greece and is found dating back to the 4th century BC, during the Hellenistic period. However, the popularity of the stone grew within Europe in the early 1930's when a large amount of raw citrine was brought from Uruguay and Brazil. It has been commonly linked with the stone gold topaz, although the stones are only similar in color, but not in quality or chemical properties.

The citrine gemstone can be found in colors ranging from a pale yellow tones, and deep orange shades, as well as darker yellows and golden hues. The grade of this type of stone is dependent on how dark the color of the stone is. The darker the stone, the higher the grade it will be considered. This gemstone is transparent and considered to be made of quartz, which is a silica mineral. This variety of quartz is a coarse grained type and looks similar to gold topaz. This stone has been found in a variety of locations including Scotland, Uruguay, North Carolina, California, Georgia, Nevada, Colorado, Russia, Brazil, Madagascar, and Spain. The most abundant source of citrine can be found in Brazil.

The citrine stone is rated at a 7 on the Mohs scale for stone hardness, which makes the stone suitable for almost any type of jewelry application. The good hardness of the stone provides a surface which is fairly resistant to scratches or other abrasions.

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