NOVEMBER BIRTHSTONE - CITRINE

YOUR PERSONALITY
If your birthstone is Citrine – you are a lively, innovative personality with boundless energy. You're welcoming, energetic, and always thoughtful.

WHAT IS CITRINE
Citrine is derived from the word "citron," which means "lemon" in French. Due to its pale-yellow lemony hue and iron concentration, it is also derived from the Latin name "citrina." Citrine is a rare and valuable gemstone with a breathtakingly brilliant colour. This yellow quartz is one of the most popular yellow stones, despite not being as well-known as some other precious gemstones. Citrine yellowish-brown colour caused it to be mistaken for topaz in the days before modern gemmology. It is now the most popular gem due to its appealing colour, as well as the durability and affordability it shares with most other quartzes.

DID YOU KNOW?
Citrine was used to embellish weapons by 17th-century Scottish males, according to surviving records. Citrine jewellery was also popular among Victorians and socialites in the 1920s.

FUN FACT

Source: First Class Watches Blog

The world's largest faceted Citrine, named the Malaga Citrine is 20 200 carats in weight. The Malaga Citrine was initially discovered in the Brazilian municipality of Governador Valadares in the 1980s or 1990s. The Malaga broke the previous records, which was held by the "Sol del Sur," which weighed in at an incredible 8200 carats.

HARDNESS & COLOUR
Citrine is a yellow quartz crystal with a beautiful colour. Its colour might range from a very light yellow to a darker orange. Citrine gets its colour from iron impurities in the quartz when it's formed. Citrine, like other quartz crystals, is made up of silicon and oxygen atoms and has a Mohs hardness of 7.

CARE AND CLEANING
The Citrine gemstone is durable enough for normal wear and care, with a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale and good toughness. Warm, soapy water can be used to clean it safely. While ultrasonic cleaning is normally safe for your November birthstone, steam cleaning is dangerous since intense heat might cause the stone to break.

WHERE IS CITRINE FOUND?
Bolivia, Spain, Madagascar, Mexico, and Uruguay are the important sources for this November birthstone.

Get in touch with your personal jewel consultant to in select your a beautiful November birthstone. These birthstones are available in a range of yellow to reddish orange colours that are guaranteed to please you or a loved one born in November. Visit www.habibjewels.com or contact our jewels consultant at your nearest showroom.