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Interesting Facts

Citrine, like Amethyst, is part of the quartz family. Citrine takes its name from the Latin "citrus" for citrus tree. Natural citrine is actually somewhat rare in nature. Most citrines on the market today have been converted from less expensive amethyst or smoky quartz through a heat process. True citrine is characterized by light yellow tones, as opposed to the orange/violet tones of "converted" citrine. Citrine is widely used in jewelry due to its availability, affordability, and durability. It was popular in the late Victorian era and was often set with other semiprecious stones such as bloodstones, carnelian and garnets. The Greeks and Romans used Citrine for intaglios and as cabochon (polished) gemstones during the first and second centuries. The gemstone was worn as a protective talisman and used for medicinal purposes. The Romans and Greeks believed it to be the crystallized essence of sunshine, and believed it would aid in digestion and cleanse toxins from the body. Citrine was carried as protection against snake venom.

Antique Citrine Jewelry:

Handcut 40ct Citrine Ancient Celtic Sunshine Anti-Venom Silver Pendant - $339.99 #59756

Handcrafted 38ct Madeira Citrine Ancient Celt Sunshine Silver Pendant - $399.99 #60263

Antique 19thC Handcut 29ct Citrine Ancient Celt Sunshine Silver Pendant - $249.99 #60262

Handcrafted 23 3/4ct Madeira Citrine Ancient Celt Sunshine Sterling Silver Ring- $179.99 #58843 - SOLD

Celtic Sunshine 18thC Antique Scotland 2 1/2ct Citrine Gemstone Size 6 Ring - $69.99 #60108