cit·rine | ˈsi-ˌtrīn
A variation of quartz, citrine can take on many colors, ranging from: light yellow to a brilliant orange, which may sometimes be confused with fine imperial topaz
Citrine is a transparent, yellow quartz. It comes in brilliant shades of yellow, honey, and brown or reddish orange and may contain rainbow or sparkle inclusions, and is most commonly known as the gemstone for the month of November. It’s also the gemstone associated with a thirteenth anniversary. While citrine can be paired with any color of precious metal, it is most commonly found in necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and brooches that contain yellow gold, as the yellow gold beautifully accents the gemstone’s color. Though it’s a common gemstone used in modern jewelry, the stone itself is actually quite rare and many of the citrine gemstone pieces currently on the jewelry market are actually heated-treated amethysts. Natural citrine was also mis-identified before more recent jewelry technology became available, often mistaken to be considered as a yellow topaz. On the Mohs Scale of gemstone and mineral hardness, the citrine ranks a strong 7.