This AA-grade oval golden citrine brings a deep, evenly saturated color to all types of jewelry designs. The stone's hardness makes it appropriate for use in all styles of jewelry, even those that see the most wear and tear. Set a single stone in a simple ring or match it with stones of similar or complementary colors. Golden citrine has a highly sought-after, deeply saturated golden-brown color. 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.
The oval cut is an even, symmetrical shape but elongated. The arrangement of its facets is similar to that of a round brilliant, designed to maximize light and color.