Citrine, the November birthstone, is one of the few gemstones that you can own in large sizes for a few hundred dollars. It is simply abundant comparatively speaking and as such, gemstone cutters use it for practice material, to try out new patterns prior to cutting an expensive stone. This one is cut in a pentagon shape with a star in the middle (there are actually 3 stars, but they are difficult to see unless you turn the stone upside down). A very pretty golden stone at an attractive price.
Citrine in Pentagon with Stars
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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.