The majority of the mined citrine comes to us from Brazil where the natural geothermal process creates the highly desired warm yellow gemstone.
Why is Citrine Quartz Yellow?
The glamorous citrine quartz crystal, with its cheerful sunny shimmer, is ideally named for the lemon-yellow glow of this lovely stone. In fact, its name from the Latin citrina, is translated quite aptly as “yellow.” Its pale yellow hue is a property of the ferric or aluminum minerals included in the stone.
Through the application of carefully administered heat, smoky quartz can also be transformed into citrine quartz. This is accomplished by the heat’s effect on the stone’s aluminum elements, resulting in the crystal’s coveted yellow hue.
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 Citrine 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 citrine 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 citrine is based on a purple amethyst mineral matrix, which is later enhanced by heat, to gain the vibrant amber hue of its ultimate citrine classification.
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