|Citrine is one of the most popular gemstones available today. It belongs to the very large family of quartz (SiO2) gemstones. It is the yellow to golden-orange variety of gemstone-quality macrocrystalline quartz (silicon dioxide).|
The name 'citrine' was derived from 'citron', a French word meaning 'lemon'.
|Citrine is known to occur with excellent transparency. Eye-clean specimens are quite common leaving no reason to buy citrine stones with inclusions. Citrine has a vitreous luster when cut and polished.|
Citrine is almost always faceted. Round brilliants and ovals are most common.