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Amethyst/Citrine

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am Quartz. In my abundance, I am found in every corner of the earth. in my purest form, I am colorless, but I am most prized for my purple and golden varieties.

In my golden form, Citrine, the ancients revered me as a gift of the sun and a powerful antidote to the viper's venom.

Citrine, derived from the French word "citron" for lemon, in all of its glorious golden and yellow colors, is the most affordable of all the earth-toned gemstones and is the alternate birthstone for November.

Sunny and affordable, citrine can brighten almost any jewelry style, blending especially well with the yellow gleam of polished gold.

It is the most affordable of all the earth-toned gemstones and is the alternate birthstone for November. Brazil and Zambia is the primary source of this gemstones.

Brownish varieties are commonly heated and magically turn into the bright yellow or orange colors known as citrine. This enhancement method is permanent and will last for the life of the gemstones. Your AGTA jeweler can tell you how to best care for your citrine.

Gemstone Variations:
Alexandrite | Amethyst | Ametrine | Aquamarine | Chalcedony | Citrine | Cultured Pearl | Emerald | Garnet | Iolite | Jade | Lapis lazuli | Opal | Ornamental gemstones | Peridot | Phenomenonal gemstones | Ruby | Sapphire | Spinel | Tanzanite | Topaz | Tourmaline | Turquoise | Zircon
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This information is provided by the American Gem Trade Association. For more information about gemstones or the AGTA please visit www.agta.org
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