Citrine

Citrine is a yellow type of quartz. It also goes by the name 'Light Maker', Citrine can be found in yellow, yellowish-brown or smoky grey-brown color. It has been popular for millennia and has been used for its rarity. Ancient Romans used to wear it as part of beautiful jewelry. Later during the Art Deco period between World War I & II, citrine was set in prized pieces of jewelry, which inspired jewelry makers to make similar pieces for Hollywood stars like, Joan Crawford & Greta Garbo. These days, it is not that rare.

Citrine is a French word which means lemon, because of its color. Citrine is found in a number of places such as Brazil, Spain, France, Russia, US, and a few other countries.

Citrine is said to be the vitamin C of the soul because it resonates with joy and positivity. It gives you a feeling of a sunny day making you feel optimistic about life.

Do you know that citrine is also considered as a healing crystal? People have used citrine for its properties such as prosperity and abundance. As mentioned, Citrine gained popularity in the 19th century when Queen Victoria used to wear it as part of her jewelry collection, later it was worn by some Scottish people to decorate the handles of swords and daggers.

Citrine crystal is a translucent quartz which is composed of silicon. Its energy easily resonates with the one who wears it is because components of silicon can be also be found in the human body. It has a unique trigonal shape; the yellow color is because of the presence of iron.

Citrine Virtues

  • It gives us happiness
  • It provides prosperity
  • It induces generosity
  • It provides protection
  • It gives us strength
  • It gives us stability
  • It gives us confidence
  • It provides us with warmth

These are just a couple of reasons to start using citrine. You may think that it can work for everyone. Many times when people complain about a gemstone not working for them is occasionally because either they have a fake gemstone or they are not wearing the gemstone according to their birth month.



Glossary of Jewelry Terms

KT: (Karat) refers to the fineness of gold: one karat is equal to 1/24th part of pure gold in an alloy.

18KTY: 18 Karat Yellow Gold
18KTW: 18 Karat White Gold
18KTR: 18 Karat Rose Gold
14KTY: 14 Karat Yellow Gold
14KTW: 14 Karat White Gold

14KTR: 14 Karat Rose Gold

CT: (Carat)  

CTW: (Total Carat Weight) The term refers to the sum of the weights of all diamonds mounted in a piece of jewelry.

SHANK: refers to the band of the ring or the part that actually encircles your finger. Most shanks are round, but there are also square shaped-shanks and other more creative shapes.

GIA : Gemological Institute of America; known as the leading authority for gemology internationally.

GIA Color Grading Scale: The GIA scale begins with the letter D, representing colorlessness, and continues with increasing presence of color to the letter Z, representing light yellow, light brown or light gray. The 23 color grades on the GIA Color Scale (or diamond color chart) are subdivided into five subcategories, which are: colorless (D-F); near colorless (G-J); faint (K-M); very light (N-R); and light (S-Z).

GIA Diamond Clarity Scale: The GIA Diamond Clarity Scale has 6 categories, some of which are divided, for a total of 11 specific grades.

 

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