- Material: Raw Citrine, Irregular Shape
- Weight: 0.014kg or a little less
- ChainType: Rhodium Chain
- Features: Tarnish Free, Cadmium Free, Nickel Free, Lead Free, Hypoallergenic
- Chain Length: 18"
- 1 pendant Necklace Only
- Packaging: Organza Gift Bag, Bubble Mailer.
Citrine is a yellow quartz stone that’s been around for thousands of years. Once favoured amongst classic Hollywood stars like Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford, citrine has long been a popular choice, and it’s still sought after to this day.
The citrine stone is the yellow to reddish-orange member of the crystalline quartz family. Quartz is a hard, crystalline mineral made up of oxygen and silicon atoms. These atoms are all linked together by a very specific pattern.
After feldspar, quartz is the second most abundant mineral that exists in the earth’s continental crust. It manifests in a number of different colour spectrums, but the ones coloured like citrus fruits are the ones that fall into the ‘citrine’ category.
In recent years, as earth tones became more popular in fashion, so did citrine crystals. The word ‘citrine’ means ‘lemon’ in several different languages, and it perfectly suits this citrus-coloured gem.
How Is Citrine Formed?
Natural citrine stones can be quite hard to find. They are very rare but form in the same way that quartz stones are, given that they’re a member of the quartz family. Quartz crystals harden when silicon and oxygen atoms link together.
The higher the temperatures, the more intense the colour of the citrine stone will be, with some turning into darker yellows with brownish-red hues.
What Does Citrine Symbolise?
Due to their warm colours, citrine stones evoke images of warmth, sun and illumination. As a result, the stones have been symbols of romance, positivity and happiness for hundreds of years.