This marquise-shaped yellow citrine adds a bright, sunshine-like glow to all types of jewelry designs. Use the stone individually, in a pair to make earrings or match it with stones of similar or complementary colors for complex designs. Citrine is one of the birthstones for November.
Citrine, although often mistakenly referred to as topaz, belongs to the quartz family. The yellow color of this gemstone is due to the presence of iron in the trigonal crystal structure. Named for its bright citrus color, citrine can present a range of yellow hues, from pale yellow to deep brownish gold. Though gemstone-quality stones are rare, Rio Grande offers the highest quality citrine available. According to folklore, citrine conveys the power of the sun.
Also called a "navette" cut, the marquise cut features pointed ends and an elongated shape. Its faceting is a variation of the brilliant cut, designed to maximize the play of light within the stone.
• Care: Clean with warm, soapy water; never clean using steam or ultrasonics.
• Unless precisely calibrated to an exact size, gemstone sizes vary slightly. Rio allows a tolerance of +/– 0.2mm for gemstones larger than 4mm.