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Citrine — specimen 0184, photo © NMNHS
Citrine — specimen 0184, photo © NMNHS

Citrinespecimen 0184

Origin

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Data

Weight: 1.32 ct; size: 7.14 | 7.13 | 4.76 mm; shape: octagon; colour: medium orange; very slightly brownish; clarity: eye clean; cut: excellent; treatment: heating.
Notes

Very clean specimen; design ‘Single Cut’ by Norman W. Steele, excellent cut by Tan Pen.

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More information from ‘Classification’


A yellow to yellow-orange or yellow-green variety of quartz. Natural citrine is very rare. Large quantities of amethyst, usually of lesser quality, are heated to turn it yellow or orange and sold as ‘citrine’.