November Birthstone – Citrine

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Citrine fact file

Crystal Structure: hexagonal
Chemical Composition: Transparent Quartz – Silicon Dioxide, SiO2
Hardness: 7 MOHS

Refractive Index: 1.5
Colors: yellow to gold to orange brown

Citrine, the November Birthstone, is a yellow and orange form of quartz, which is silicon dioxide.Topaz is the other november birthstone.

Citrine, a lemon colored transparent quartz, was considered a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. After feldspar, quartz is the most abundant mineral found on the earth’s surface. It is found in sandstone and silica-rich rocks such as granite. Amethyst is a purple quartz that can be turned into citrine by treating it with heat.

Buying Tips for November Birthstone Jewelry

Citrine is one of the more affordable gems and is also available in large sizes and in different shapes and cuts.It can add color to any jewelry collection and matches particularly well with Gold.

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