FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: CITRINE
Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section! Here, you will find the answers to some of the most popular questions about citrine.
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF CITRINE?
Citrine comes from the French term "citron" which means lemon. It is also derived from the Latin term "citrina" because of its pale yellow citrusy color and iron content.
HOW CITRINE IS FORMED?
CAN CITRINE BE CLEAR?
Yes, clear citrine quartz is legit. However, clear citrine quartz is relatively rare. Most citrine has some color impurities that give it a yellow, orange, or brown tint.
CAN CITRINE GO IN WATER?
Yes, citrine can go in the water. Citrine does not dissolve in water.
CAN CITRINE GO IN SALT WATER?
Placing citrine in salt water for extended periods is not advisable as it can lead to breakage or discoloration of the stone.
CAN CITRINE BE IN THE SUN?
Citrine is a form of translucent quartz that you should not expose to sunlight. If you expose citrine to UV rays, its color will fade due to its trace iron.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CITRINE VS. AMETHYST?
One difference between citrine vs. amethyst is color. Citrine is a yellow to an orange-brown variety of quartz, while amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. Both citrine and amethyst are transparent to translucent. Citrine and amethyst are also equally hard, with a Mohs hardness score of 7.
ARE CITRINE AND AMETHYST THE SAME STONE?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REAL CITRINE VS. HEAT-TREATED AMETHYST?
Real citrine (untreated) is rarer and more valuable than burnt amethyst.
We hope that this FAQ has been helpful in answering some of your citrine questions. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help. Thanks for reading!