Appearance: Citrine is transparent and yellow variety of quartz. It has been found as pale to dark golden yellow, and brownish-orange.
Birthstone by Month & Zodiac: Citrine is the official birthstone for November.
Citrine is the planetary stone for the sun sign Virgo (August 23-September 22).
Facts: Today citrine is plentiful, although natural pale yellow is very rare. Sometimes amethyst and citrine are found in the same crystal known as Ametrine.
Darker orange citrine (Madeira) is the most valued.
Anniversary: Citrine is given for 13th and 17th wedding anniversaries.
Physical and Emotional Balance: Citrine is a happy stone, which can bring happiness; it is a joyful stone which lights up many aspects of the lives of those who work with it. Citrine carries power of the sun, warm and comforting.
Origins: Citrine is found in the U.S., Spain, Brazil, Africa, So. Africa, France, Britain, Madagascar, and Russia.
Mohs Hardness: 7