This bright shining gem has said to have been a gift from the sun itself. French for ‘lemon’, the name ‘citrine’ is fitting for this gemstone of rich lemon yellow and juicy orange-brown hues.
Due to its variety of pale lemon yellow to rich satsuma orange hues caused by the amount of iron in the stone, as well as its potential for that classic quartz transparency, citrine is very popular in the modern gemstone market. It is often an appealing alternative to more expensive yellow-orange gemstone options, such as topaz and sapphire, especially, as to the untrained eye, it can often be hard to distinguish the difference of these.
Along with topaz, citrine is a birthstone for November. It’s also recognized as the gem that commemorates the thirteenth anniversary.