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Citrine: November’s Bright Yellow Birthstone

Citrine is the birthstone for November. It is one of the most affordable gemstones, thanks to the durability and availability of this golden quartz.

Named from the French name for lemon, “citron”, many citrines have a juicy lemon colour. However, citrine includes yellow to gold to orange-brown shades of transparent quartz. Sunny citrine can brighten almost any jewellery style, blending especially well with the yellow gleam of polished gold.

In ancient times, citrine was carried as a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. Most citrine is now mined in Brazil.

Citrine is generally more inexpensive than amethyst and is also available in a wide range of calibrated sizes and shapes, including very large sizes. It is noted for its bright colours and high clarities and is sometimes in fact produced by heating amethysts!


Discover sunshiny citrine at Nash Jewellers, a family tradition since 1918.

Colin Nash,
Certified Gemologist Appraiser,
Nash Jewellers


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