Curious Minds Did You Know? The softest gemstone is Amber.
Natural Citrine is a highly sought-after stone because of its rarity. Most Citrine is actually amethyst which has been heat-treated to mimic the forces of the earth that produce natural Citrine and is darker in colour than its natural variant.
Citrine is another form of quartz, meaning it is a form of silica – the most common mineral found in the earth’s crust. As such Quartz and Quartz crystals can be found in large quantities all over the world. Regardless of this abundance, large and very clear Quartz crystals are highly prized by collectors.
Citrines beautiful golden colour makes it a popular stone for jewellery. This gemstone is the official birthstone for November.