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If Its November it Must be Citrine

Posted by Keiko Mita and John Speaks on

Citrine and Smoky Quartz Rings from K.Mita | Sand Dune Collection

I love Fall colors: turning leaves and pumpkins – orange and brown hues. It also reminds me of the deep Citrine color that is November’s birthstone! Citrine is a type of quartz, pale yellow to brownish orange.  Rare in nature, its color comes from iron and is created by treating amethyst (or in some places smoky quartz) with heat. Most Citrine comes from Brazil. It is available in a wide variety of sizes and can be cut into most any shape. It is also hard like other quartzes and very affordable, making it a popular stone for jewelers and customers alike.

Lemon Quartz Necklace by K.Mita

Citrine has been used as an ornament for thousands of years. It’s name most likely comes from the French word citron, which means lemon.  Another name for Citrine is Lemon Quartz. Citrine is supposed to help the heart, liver, kidney, digestive tract and muscles. It also is supposed to promote creativity and personal clarity. It was named as the November birthstone in the original list by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It also is the gemstone for the 13 th wedding anniversary. Look for citrines without visible inclusions or brownish tints. A saturated yellow or reddish orange color is best.