Citrine Quartz Formation
The majority of the mined crystals comes to us from Brazil where the natural geothermal process creates the highly desired warm yellow gemstone.
This glamorous quartz crystal, with its cheerful sunny shimmer, is ideally named for the lemon-yellow glow of this lovely stone. In fact, the meaning of its name comes from the Latin citrina, is translated quite aptly as “yellow.” Its attractive pale yellow hue is a property of the ferric or aluminum minerals included in the stone.
Can you Wear Citrine Every Day?
It is classified as a quartz stone, or quartz citrine, with a relative hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale, which makes it fairly resilient to minor scratches, and ideal as a versatile stone for daily-driver jewelry wear.
Is Quartz Man-Made?
Brazil mines are responsible for much of the yellow citrine in the marketplace. It is often called the money stone due to the popularly held belief in its property to manifest abundance and wellness.
Natural crystals commonly comes to us directly from nature (this form of citrine often possesses a gentle translucent quality). The geothermal cooking in Mother Natures terrestrial kitchen produces a citrine that displays its gentle mellow sunshine color.
Alternatively, a variety of manually-produced citrine starts its life quite differently. Derived from its original purple genesis, this version of of the gemstone is based on a purple amethyst mineral matrix, which is later enhanced by heat, to gain the vibrant amber hue of its ultimate classification.
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