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citrine - sunny one so fair

natural citrine crystal

citrine, pearl, & peridot earrings

compositionsilicon dioxide
name sourcefrom an old French word, citron, meaning "yellow"
other accepted namescitrine quartz, yellow quartz
historical aliasesBahia, Madeira, Rio Grande topaz, , topaz, topaz-quartz, madeira topaz, Spanish topaz, Brazilian topaz, Saxon Topaz (none of which are accepted any more)
folkloric aliases"the success stone," "the merchant stone"
color from yellow to yellow-brown, orange, dark orange-brown, or reddish-brown
color sourcepresence of ferric iron
significant sourcesBrazil, Madagascar, Russia and Spain
MOH scale7
care and treatmentClean citrine in warm, soapy water and a soft brush. Do not clean in ultrasonic jewelry cleaner as some citrine is dyed and the cleaning agents will remove citrine's color. Also do not wear citrine for long periods in bright sunlight. Citrine is often heat-treated to achieve its color so prolonged exposure to sun, over time, may affect the color.