Citrines are a cheerful and vibrant choice for jewellery that is sure to be admired. It is a yellow to orange gemstone made of the mineral quartz and is prized for its beautiful yellow to orange colour.
What is a Citrine?

Citrine is a type of gemstone that is naturally coloured yellow or orange. It is made up of the mineral quartz and is prized for its bright, sunny colour. Citrine is often used in jewellery as a way to add a pop of colour to a piece. It is also believed to have healing properties and is sometimes worn as a way to promote positivity and prosperity.

Citrine is rated on the "Four Cs" scale to determine its value. The "Four Cs" are cut, clarity, colour, and carat weight. Citrine is typically graded on a scale from poor to excellent based on the intensity of its colour, the presence of inclusions or blemishes, and the quality of its cut. Citrine with a more intense, uniform colour and fewer inclusions or blemishes is generally more valuable.

Citrine can be found in a variety of cuts and shapes, including round, oval, cushion, pear, and emerald. It is often used as an accent stone in jewellery, such as in halo engagement rings or as side stones in earrings or pendants. Citrine can also be used as the main stone in a piece of jewellery, particularly when paired with diamonds or other coloured gemstones.

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The Birthstone of November

Citrine is the birthstone for the month of November, and it is also the traditional stone for the zodiac sign of Scorpio. It is a symbol of abundance and prosperity, and it is believed to bring financial success and abundance to the wearer. It is said to help one manifest their desires and to attract wealth and prosperity. It is also said to promote positive energy and to bring the wearer joy and optimism.

Citrines are most commonly found in shades of yellow and orange, and they are typically found in countries like Brazil, Madagascar, and Spain. They are a popular choice for fine jewellery and are often set in rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. They are also believed to have healing properties and are used in crystal healing to balance the solar plexus chakra, to enhance personal power and self-confidence.

Citrine: The Birthstone of November


How are citrines graded and valued?

Citrines are graded and valued based on several factors, including their colour, clarity, cut, and carat weight. The colour of a citrine is graded on a scale from light to dark, with the most valuable citrines being those with a deep, rich amber colour. The clarity of a citrine is graded based on the presence or absence of inclusions, with clearer and more valuable citrines having fewer inclusions. The cut and carat weight of a citrine are also taken into consideration when determining its value.

How do I clean and care for a citrine to keep it looking its best?

To clean and care for a citrine, it is recommended to clean it regularly with a soft cloth or a solution of mild dish soap and warm water. It is also a good idea to store your citrine separately from other jewellery to prevent it from being scratched or damaged. Avoid exposing your citrine to harsh chemicals, such as bleach or chlorine, and have it professionally checked and cleaned regularly to maintain its appearance. To prevent damage, remove your citrine jewellery before engaging in activities that may put it at risk of being scratched or chipped, such as cooking or cleaning.

How can I protect a citrine from damage?

To protect a citrine from damage, it is important to handle the gemstone gently and avoid exposing it to harsh chemicals or extreme temperatures. Citrine is durable enough to be worn in everyday jewellery, but it is still important to take care of your citrine jewellery and protect it from damage. Avoid exposing citrine to harsh chemicals, such as bleach or ammonia, and remove your citrine jewellery before participating in activities that may subject it to rough handling or harsh conditions, such as sports or housework. Additionally, storing your citrine jewellery in a safe place, such as a jewellery box or pouch, can also help protect it from scratches or chips. Cleaning your citrine jewellery should be done gently with a soft cloth or brush and mild soap and water. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your citrine jewellery remains in excellent condition for many years to come.

Are citrines durable enough for everyday wear, or should they be reserved for special occasions?

Citrines are generally durable enough for everyday wear, as they have a Mohs hardness rating of 7, which makes them resistant to chipping and scratching. However, citrines are not as hard as some other gemstones, such as diamonds or sapphires, and they may be more prone to damage if they are subjected to rough handling or wear. To ensure that your citrine jewellery remains in good condition, it is recommended to handle it with care and avoid exposing it to harsh chemicals or rough surfaces.

Can citrine be worn with other gemstones or diamonds in the same piece of jewellery?

Yes, citrine can be worn with other gemstones or diamonds in the same piece of jewellery. Citrine is often paired with diamonds, as the two gemstones complement each other well and create a beautiful, elegant look. Citrine can also be paired with other gemstones, such as amethyst, peridot, or aquamarine, to create a more colourful and vibrant look. When choosing jewellery with multiple gemstones, it is important to consider the colour, clarity, and cut of each gemstone to ensure that they complement each other and create a cohesive look.

How do citrines compare to other yellow gemstones, such as yellow sapphires or topaz?

Citrines and yellow sapphires are both beautiful and valuable gemstones that are prized for their yellow colour. Citrines are generally less expensive than yellow sapphires, but they are also less rare. Both gemstones are durable enough for everyday wear, but yellow sapphires are generally harder and more resistant to damage than citrines. Citrines and topaz are also both yellow gemstones, but topaz comes in a wider range of colours, including yellow, blue, pink, and red. Topaz is also generally more expensive than citrine and is prized for its clarity and durability.


Properties of Citrine

Citrine is a variety of quartz that ranges in colour from pale yellow to brown, caused by iron impurities. Natural citrines are rare; most commercial citrines are heat-treated amethysts or smoky quartzes. However, a heat-treated amethyst will have small lines in the crystal, as opposed to the cloudy or smoky appearance of a natural citrine. It is almost impossible to tell the difference between cut citrine and yellow topaz, but they do differ in hardness.

Citrine Cut and Shape

At GLAMIRA we offer a wide range of Citrine jewellery in a variety of styles, from classic to contemporary, so you can find the perfect piece to suit your taste and style. With our commitment to quality, craftsmanship and customer satisfaction, you can be sure that GLAMIRA will provide you with a piece of jewellery that you'll treasure for a lifetime. The most common citrine cuts are oval, cushion, pear, round and emerald. The cut and shape of the citrine can greatly affect the appearance of the stone and the way it reflects light.

Symbolism and use in jewellery

Citrine is known as the "stone of the mind". It is said to bring clarity and peace to the mind and is believed to enhance mental focus and creativity. Citrine is a popular choice for those looking for a unique and striking piece of jewellery. At GLAMIRA we specialise in creating unique and luxurious Citrine jewellery including rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets and even necklaces that are sure to add a touch of luxury and elegance to any outfit.

Customisation options

At GLAMIRA we understand the importance of customisation when it comes to creating the perfect piece of jewellery. That's why we offer our customers a wide range of options to fully customise their citrine jewellery.

From choosing the metal for the piece to selecting the shape, cut and carat weight of the citrine, you have complete control over the design of your jewellery. You can also choose the setting for your citrine, whether it's prong, bezel or pave. You can also add additional stones to complement your citrine, such as other coloured gemstones. Our team of expert jewellers at GLAMIRA will work with you every step of the way to ensure you get the exact piece of jewellery you envision. With our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, you can trust GLAMIRA to create a unique piece that you will treasure for a lifetime. Browse our collection of Citrine Jewellery today and start designing your own unique piece at GLAMIRA.