Citrine
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Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown.
Natural citrines are rare; most commercial citrines are heat-treated amethyst.
Citrine contains traces of Fe3+ and is rarely found naturally. The name is
derived from Latin citrina which means "yellow". Citrine crystals can form
together with amethyst or smoky quartz to form a bi-colored quartz called
ametrine.

Natural citrine is pale yellow to pale orange, much lighter than the heat-treated
material which is dark orange-brown to reddish-brown. All of the heat-treated
material has a red tint, while natural citrine does not. Some amethyst deposits
have been found where the amethyst was changed naturally by high
temperatures to brown citrine.

Most citrine comes from Brazil, but almost all of the Brazilian material is
heat-treated amethyst. Natural citrine can also be found in the Ural Mountains of
Russia, in Dauphine, France, and in Madagascar. In Europe, the boom on these
yellow to reddish crystal quartzes didn't begin until, in the 1930s, when agate
cutters from Idar-Oberstein sent large quantities of citrine back home, along with
amethyst and agate, from Brazil and Uruguay. The inexpensive low grade
amethyst is heated at high temperatures to produce the popular orange, reddish
and sherry colored citrine. Darker colors are considered more valuable,
including the medium golden orange and dark sherry-colors.

information from:
The Mineral Gallery http://mineral.galleries.com/
The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom http://www.minerals.net/
International Colored Gemstone Association http://gemstone.org/
Here's an excellent Large display plate of natural Citrine we procured from a
Brazilian Crystals and Gems dealer at the May 2016 Franklin, NC Show. We
were one of the first customers on the first day and were able to hand select
the best specimens he had. This plate has many beautiful citrine crystals on
a quartz plate...a very special citrine! Classic Deep Clear Orangish crystal
points! ...a beautiful display piece!

This specimen weighs 15.2 oz or 0.95 lbs (431g)
and measures 4.4 x 2.1 x 2.1 inches (11.3 x 5.5 x 5.3cm)
Item # 7CITR07170090
Natural Citrine Plate from
Brazil

$29.00
Here's an excellent Large display plate of natural Citrine we procured from a
Brazilian Crystals and Gems dealer at the July 2017 Franklin, NC Show. We
were one of the first customers on the first day and were able to hand select
the best specimens he had. This plate has many beautiful citrine crystals on
a quartz plate...a very special citrine! Classic Deep Clear Orangish crystal
points! ...a beautiful display piece!

This specimen weighs 18.1 oz or 1.13 lbs (514g)
and measures 4.4 x 2.8 x 1.9 inches (11.3 x 7.2 x 4.9cm)
Item # 8CITR07171013
Natural Citrine AAA Grade
Polished Edge Display from
Brazil

$79.00
Here's an excellent Large display plate of natural Citrine we procured from a
Brazilian Crystals and Gems dealer at the July 2017 Franklin, NC Show. We
were one of the first customers on the first day and were able to hand select
the best specimens he had. This plate has many beautiful citrine crystals on
a polished edge quartz plate...a very special citrine! Classic clear light
yellow-orange crystal points! ...a beautiful display piece!

This specimen weighs 54.7 oz or 3.42 lbs (1.55kg)
and measures 5.1 x 3.92 x 3.9 inches (13.1 x 10 x 9.9cm)
Item # 9CITR07178880
Natural Citrine Plate from
Brazil

$27.00
Here's an excellent Large display plate of natural Citrine we procured from a
Brazilian Crystals and Gems dealer at the May 2016 Franklin, NC Show. We
were one of the first customers on the first day and were able to hand select
the best specimens he had. This plate has many beautiful citrine crystals on
a quartz plate...a very special citrine! Classic Deep Clear Orangish crystal
points! ...a beautiful display piece!

This specimen weighs 22.5 oz or 1.4 lbs (639g)
and measures 4.7 x 3 x 2.3 inches (11.9 x 7.8 x 5.9cm)
Item # 10CITR07171001
Natural Citrine Plate from
Brazil

$34.00
Item # 11CITR07171052
Natural Citrine AAA Grade
Polished Edge Display from
Brazil

$68.00
Here's an excellent Large display plate of natural Citrine we procured from a
Brazilian Crystals and Gems dealer at the July 2017 Franklin, NC Show. We
were one of the first customers on the first day and were able to hand select
the best specimens he had. This plate has many beautiful citrine crystals on
a polished edge quartz plate...a very special citrine! Classic clear dark
yellow-orange crystal points! ...a beautiful display piece!

This specimen weighs 42.9 oz or 2.68 lbs (1.22kg)
and measures 4.6 x 3.8 x 3 inches (11.8 x 9.7 x 7.6cm)
This specimen is from our personal collection. This piece was obtained from
a rock shop in Tucson, Arizona in the early 1970's. A single large light yellow
crystal on quartz ...a classic specimen! There are natural internal fractures
and the tip is chipped, the result is a stunning view from different angles as
shown in the photos. This was one of the first natural citrine crystals we ever
added to our personal collection.

This specimen weighs 2.7 oz (78g)
and measures 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 inches (5.7 x 4.5 x 3.2cm)
Item # 14CITR07172001
Natural Citrine Crystal Point
from Brazil

$25.00