Citrine: They call me Mellow Yellow…
And that’s exactly how you will feel while wearing this beautiful stone. The citrine comes in a range of yellows varying from lemonade to a rich Madeira color. This gem, in all its shades, goes wonderfully with earth tones and makes a great gem to wear during the fall. Keep the sun shining throughout the year with a citrine.
Instead of giving her the moon and the stars… give her the Sun.
The citrine when given as a gift, is said to bestow hope and strength on the recipient. Make every day a sun-filled delight for the one you love, especially if their birthday falls in November.
How hot is the sun…?
About 10,000 ºF. How hot does it have to get to create a Citrine? About 1040ºF. Natural citrines are so rare that the citrines you see today all started out as amethysts superheated to the color you see. Hence, the citrine is also part of the quartz family.
Caring for your Citrine…
With a hardness of 7 on the Mohs’ scale, the citrine is a very tough gem. However, even super heroes have their weaknesses. It should be noted that citrines should be kept away from prolonged exposure to strong light or heat. If you keep this tip in mind your citrine will one day make a great family heirloom.