This brilliant citrine has 169 facets! This stone “winks” across the middle of the stone as it is moved side to side. This is an awesome cutting pattern designed by Edith Strout.
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A trace of iron in citrine’s structure is responsible for its yellow-to-orange color.
The name citrine comes from the old French word “citrin,” which means lemon.
According to ancient Chinese legend, citrine is “The Stone of Success,” and should be given to generous people only. Chinese emperors would often wear citrine jewelry because they believed it would increase intellectual capabilities and broaden the mind.
Citrine is recognized as the preferred gift for the 13th anniversary.
The largest citrine weighing 2258 carats originates from Brazil and is displayed at the Smithsonian in Washington. The gem is extremely large considering that the typical size used in jewellery isunder 25 carats.