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Introduction about citrine gemstones -

Citrine is one of the most famous gemstone in market for selling. Tourmaline, Citrine, Yellow sapphire and yellow topaz are only options for yellow colors gemstones, in all of these no other stones can beat citrine in matter of prices, quality and color. It belongs to quartz family and other members are smoky, amethyst, rose, crystal, lemon, beer and rutile.  It comes in yellow (light and good) and golden-orange color. The name ‘Citrine’ is derived from ‘citron’ which is a French word and stands for ‘lemon’.How all the quartz stones are better than topaz gems? So what is it that constitutes the difference between the real topaz and the citrine? – A fluorine aluminum silicate differentiates between citrine and natural topaz. It is comparatively weighs 25-30% lowers than topaz and we talk about price point of view then it is lower than topaz. Another reason is wide color range of quartz stones – Smoky, Rose, Rutile, Citrine, Amethyst etc.Most of the citrine gems are result of heat treated amethyst and that that is acceptable in market. 100% natural citrines in good color (golden-orange) are rarely available. When we talk about chemical properties of amethyst and citrine then its quite similar, the only difference of iron ions’ oxidation level (Fe3).

Citrine usually is a Semi precious gemstone that is used the most after Blue Topaz, because of its vibrant Citrine Yellow color. Moreover, Citrine usually comes in three shades, Light Medium and Dark. There are a few videos of Citrine in the first half of this page, for you to see the color type, and perhaps order some Citrine gems from our company.

Citrine Origin – Citrine is available all around the world. Burma, Namibia, Zambia, Russia and leading supplier Brazil are known for raw material of this stone. Madeira citrine is the most famous color which comes in golden-yellow color and also higher in price.

Citrine Color, treatment, sizes, shapes and qualities –  As written above that it comes in light yellow, vivid yellow, golden-orange and gold-brown colors and most demanding and high prices colors are golden with orange tint. Most of the natural citrine comes in pale yellow to medium yellow and all deepcolors golden orange to golden brown are heated (Shows reddish tint). Most of citrine gemstones come in clean quality without any inclusions, only quality factor is color in this stone. More price you pay, better color you will get.

Round, Ovals and cushion shapes are most famous in normal cut, cabochon cut and diamond cut citrine, however we cut all other shapes and cuttings as well. We have good quantities in our stock and also make on order within 1 week. Calibrated sizes like 2mm, 3mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm rounds, 6×4, 8×6, 10×8 oval, pear and octagon are more in demand rather than free big size stones.  Natural unheated citrine is becoming increasingly rare. Many of the citrine stones available today are heat-treated amethyst or smoky quartz. Treated citrine is often heated right at the mining source. The color change is considered to be both permanent and stable.

When we talk about color grading then it follows same criteria as amethyst. Top yellow color which is not easily available called Madeira citrine and golden citrine comes, which is used on regular basis in market. Commercial quality citrine comes with color banding of very pale color without equal saturation of yellow color..

Citrine Cabochons – Mostly citrine cabs come in light to medium color when you compare to citrine cut gems. Price and demand are factors behind this because most of the cabs used in silver jewelry and silver jewelry manufacturer target price is always low. 

Contact us to buy loose citrine cabochons, citrine faceted stones –, if you have any query for questions send us inquiry right now on our email address on contact page and we will get back to you with in  working hours with detailed information.

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