▪️ Citrine is the transparent, pale yellow to brownish orange variety of quartz.
▪️ In the days before modern gemology, its tawny color caused it to be confused with topaz. Today, its attractive color, plus the durability and affordability makes it the top-selling yellow-to-orange gem. It’s an attractive alternative not only for topaz, but also for yellow sapphire.
▪️ Along with topaz, citrine is a birthstone for November. It’s also recognized as the gem that commemorates the thirteenth anniversary.
▪️ The finest citrine color is a saturated yellow to reddish orange free of brownish tints.
▪️ Eye-visible inclusions are not common in citrine. If present, they decrease its value.
▪️ Citrine is available in a wide range of sizes for setting into a variety of jewelry styles.