Citrine, a member of the quartz family, presents a pale yellow to brownish orange color and is rare in nature. In the past citrine was confused with topaz due to its color and beauty. Citrine remains a reasonably prized gemstone and because of its fine color often used in fine jewelry. Since natural citrine is rare, most of the citrine on the market is the result of heat treatment, which causes some amethyst to change color from undesirable pale violet to an attractive yellow. The amethyst’s original hue can determine the richness of the resulting citrine’s yellow color.
Citrine is used in designer jewelry pieces and is crafted into a variety of designs and cuts by lapidaries. The majority of modern day citrine comes from Brazil, natural citrine can also be found in the Ural Mountains of Russia, France and Madagascar.
Citrine has been used in jewelry for thousands of years. Used in Ancient Greece as a decorative gem during the Hellenistic Age between 300 and 150 B.C., citrine was highly valued.17th century Europeans used citrine on the handles of daggers and swords. There are entire sword handles that were crafted from citrine. Citrine was very popular during the Art Deco era between World War I and World War II. Movie stars wore citrine necklaces, rings and bracelets with very large citrine.
Citrine is a beautiful gemstone and Regent Jewelers has several pieces featuring citrine. Simply search citrine in our website or visit us to experience these pieces in real life.