The citrine is named after its lemon yellow colour. The natural, yellow citrine, which is a macrocrystalline variety of the mineral ‘quartz’ is rare! It is mined usually together with the similar amethyst and heat-treated amethysts also adapt citrine-like optical qualities. A recognition sign of real, natural citrines is be pure pale-yellow to yellow. Dark yellow, brownish or reddish citrines are post-treated definitively with heat and not seldom amethysts. In ancient times, the citrine was applied as a ‘gemstone of luck’ and hence was often worn as a talisman in amulets.
Already about 2,500 years ago, citrines were processed to jewellery in ancient Greece and about 2,000 years ago by the Romans. It was highly estimated as a remedial stone, above all for the elimination of toxins from the body as well as for the treatment of bad skin. Besides, the stone strengthens intuition, self-confidence and creativity. Ask for wonderful antique citrine jewellery in our assortment. This splendid gemstone adorns rings, pendants and bracelets.
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