Along with Topaz, Citrine is a birthstone for November. Citrine is rare in nature. In the days before modern gemology, its tawny color caused it to be confused with topaz. Citrine is a very durable stone with a hardness of 7 on the Mohs’ scale. It’s most popular shade is an earthy, deep, brownish, or reddish orange. Included in the Quartz family, most natural citrine can be found in the Ural Mountains of Russia, in Dauphine France, and in Madagascar.
In ancient Greece, the stone was used a decorative gem during the Hellenistic Age between 300 and 150 BC. Citrine has been referred to as the “merchant’s stone” or “money stone” due to a superstition that it will bring prosperity.
The original reference point for the citrine color was the citron fruit. The first recorded use of citrine as a color in English was in 1386. It was borrowed from a medieval Latin and classical Latin word with the same meaning.
We invite you to explore our diverse collection of new, estate, and antique Citrine jewelry. Carrying the power of the sun, the warm glow of this stone will brighten your mood during the forthcoming shorter days and longer nights of autumn transitioning to winter.