Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown. Natural citrines are rare; most commercial citrines are heat-treated amethyst. Citrine contains traces of Fe3+ and is rarely found naturally. The name is derived from Latin citrina which means "yellow". Citrine crystals can form together with amethyst or smoky quartz to form a bi-colored quartz called ametrine.
Natural citrine is pale yellow to pale orange, much lighter than the heat-treated material which is dark orange-brown to reddish-brown. All of the heat-treated material has a red tint, while natural citrine does not. Some amethyst deposits have been found where the amethyst was changed naturally by high temperatures to brown citrine.
Most citrine comes from Brazil, but almost all of the Brazilian material is heat-treated amethyst. Natural citrine can also be found in the Ural Mountains of Russia, in Dauphine, France, and in Madagascar. In Europe, the boom on these yellow to reddish crystal quartzes didn't begin until, in the 1930s, when agate cutters from Idar-Oberstein sent large quantities of citrine back home, along with amethyst and agate, from Brazil and Uruguay. The inexpensive low grade amethyst is heated at high temperatures to produce the popular orange, reddish and sherry colored citrine. Darker colors are considered more valuable, including the medium golden orange and dark sherry-colors.
Item # 6CITRDT09215143
Natural Citrine DT Crystal from Brazil
Here's an excellent Double Terminated polished display crystal of natural Citrine we procured from a Brazilian Minerals dealer. Large clear specimens of light colored natural Citrine are difficult to find. This specimen has great clarity with minor inclusions or flaws. This is an excellent display specimen for your collection
This specimen weighs 1.44 oz (46g) and measures
2 x 1 x 0.97 inches (50 x 27 x 24 mm)
Item # 3CITRNP09219396
Natural Citrine Crystal Plate from Brazil
Here's an excellent Large display plate of natural Citrine we procured from a Brazilian Crystals and Gems dealer. We were one of the first customers on the first day and were able to hand select the best specimens he had. Classic clear light yellow-orange crystal points! ...a beautiful display piece!
This specimen weighs 14.8 oz or 0.92 lbs (421g) and measures 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.8 inches (11.4 x 9 x 4.7cm)
Item # 2CITRHT09219842
Heat Treated Citrine Plate from Brazil
Here's an excellent Large display plate of Heat Treated Citrine we procured from a Brazilian Crystals and Gems dealer at the 2020 Franklin, NC Show. We were one of the first customers on the first day and were able to hand select the best specimens he had. Classic Deep rusty red-orange crystal points! ...a beautiful heat treated display piece!
This specimen weighs 20.9 oz or 1.3 lbs (593g) and measures 4.3 x 3 x 1.9 inches (11 x 7.8 x 4.9 cm)
Item # 4CITRCL09217424
Natural Smoky Citrine Cluster from Lwena, Katanga, D.R. Congo
Here's an excellent Large display of natural Smoky Citrine we procured from an African Crystals and Gems dealer at the Franklin, NC Show. Citrine from Lwena is one of the most sought after Citrine specimens in the world. This specimen has one large crystal with phantoms surrounded by an array of smaller crystals. This is a very exceptional specimen from a classic locale. The large crystal has a natural fracture that started self healing. If it were not for this natural fracture this piece would sell for at least 4 times our listed price....a beautiful display piece at an exceptional price!
This specimen weighs 5.1 oz or 0.32 lbs (147g) and measures 3 x 2 x 1.7 inches (7.6 x 5.1 x 4.5cm)
Item # 5CITRCLB09215675
Natural Smoky Citrine Cluster from Brazil
Here's an excellent Large cluster of natural Smoky Citrine we procured from a Brazilian Crystals and Gems dealer at the Franklin, NC Show. We were one of the first customers on the first day and were able to hand select the best specimens he had. This cluster has many beautiful smoky citrine crystals in a nice cluster...a very special smoky citrine! Classic clear light yellow smoky crystal points! ...a beautiful display piece!
This specimen weighs 6.7 oz or 0.42 lbs (191g) and measures 3.9 x 2.7 x 2 inches (9.9 x 7 x 5.2cm)
Item # 14CITR07172001
Natural Citrine Crystal Point from Brazil
This specimen is from our personal collection. This piece was obtained from a rock shop in Tucson, Arizona in the early 1970's. A single large light yellow crystal on quartz ...a classic specimen! There are natural internal fractures and the tip is chipped, the result is a stunning view from different angles as shown in the photos. This was one of the first natural citrine crystals we ever added to our personal collection.
This specimen weighs 2.7 oz (78g) and measures 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 inches (5.7 x 4.5 x 3.2cm)