The Versatile and Elegant Citrine

Thu, Oct 29, 2015 @ 12:11 PM

Citrine – November's birthstone (as well as Topaz) – is widely regarded as the “healing quartz”. Derived from the French word “citrin,” meaning lemon, Citrine supports health and vitality, and encourages hope, energy and warmth within the person wearing the stone.

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If you are looking for a stone that offers a full range of warm fall colours, especially yellow and golden hues – the citrine is for you!

Celebrate November with the elegance and warm beauty of citrine

Our citrine gemstones are gorgeous!  If you have a Scorpio in your family, consider treating them to one of our eye catching citrines to make it a birthday they won’t soon forget!

We have beautiful Citrine Gemstones starting at the unbelievable price of $25 plus - and here's the even better news – Citrine Gemstones are 15% Off.  Sign up for our updates to ensure you don't miss advance notice of sales, discount coupons and limited edition releases.


We have stones available in a number of cut types, including octagon, oval, round, pear, and square, as well as a variety of sizes, ensuring you can find the perfect size and style.


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Unlike many other gemstones, the citrine can be found in larger shapes and sizes, a result of modern stone cutting technology. Therefore, you are not limited to a small selection of sizes and cuts. You will be able to find the perfect citrine stone, whether it’s for a ring, necklace, earrings or bracelet.

Citrine is the contemporary birthstone for November. Plus, it is more affordable than the traditional birthstone - the imperial topaz. It is also a traditional gift for the 13th and 17th wedding anniversaries. The citrine gemstone is a perfect gift idea for many occasions.

Once referred to as Brazilian topaz, the stone has been popular for thousands of years. It was highly sought for its rarity. It was used by the ancient Romans for exquisite jewelry and intaglio work, and was also very popular during the Art Deco period between World War 1 and World War 2.

Today, it has experienced a surge in popularity and is now widely used by jewellers around the world.

Citrine is a member of the quartz family, and the stone has an extensive list of quartz siblings. Perhaps the most alluring feature of the stone, outside of its wonderful golden color, is its affordability and availability.


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The citrine can be found in a variety of hues ranging from pastel yellow to a dark brownish yellow, and every shade in between. Citrine crystals can also form together with smoky quartz to form ametrine, a bicolour quartz.

The citrine stone is commonly found in Spain, Brazil, and Bolivia. However, it is also found in the Ural Mountains in Russia; Dauphine, France; and in Madagascar.

It’s also one of the most versatile stones. You can wear citrine pieces when attending "dress-up" events, or when you are dressed down, perhaps taking in a movie with friends.  Citrine is one of the hottest gemstones on the market today!

We hope you've enjoyed learning more about citrine.  Don't forget to view our entire collection of beautiful gemstones.

Each month, we will feature birthstone gems on sale.  Don't forget to sign up for our updates to enjoy special offers, discounts and featured sales.  Updates are a great way to keep informed of our discount coupon offers.  You won't want to miss one!

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Penny Baldwin-French

Written by Penny Baldwin-French

Penny is the Chief Marketing Officer for Zawadee - Bring Africa Home. She enjoys bringing unique and beautiful products to market, is an avid kayaker and enjoys all things marketing.

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