Many untreated citrines are of light shades and/or show strong secondary orange, purple, gray or brown. This is a good sign. It means that the color is not man-made but the result of geological processes that might have taken many thousands of years, not a quick detour through a coloring machine.
Citrine is perhaps one of the most commonly used gemstones in jewelry worldwide. Many tons of faceted gems are produced every year. Those, and a mutant gem called ametrine which we do not sell, plus amethyst probably make the majority of all faceted gems in jewelry offered in department stores and souvenir shops. There, citrine is often labeled as yellow or golden topaz which is a completely different story. Yellow or golden topaz is called imperial topaz and is an extremely rare and expensive gem compared to citrine.
That said, the citrines on this page come from a different planet, (they don’t but could very well).
Here we have only the very rare natural and untreated citrine directly from trusted miners with equally trusted gem lab reports.
A precision cut citrine in good color may well stand next to the finest, so-called, precious gems, though they are ‘only’ quartz and as such plentiful. Not particularly hard, they can easily be worn in every day’s jewelry unless you plan on bare-knuckle boxing or free climbing, and even then they will take less damage than your skin.
The ready availability of big clean rough encourages many precision cutters to use citrine as Guinea pigs and for new wasteful designs.
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