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Citrine

Citrine is the transparent, pale yellow to brownish orange variety of quartz.

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Size

Fashioned citrines can be large. This one weighs almost twenty carats.

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Eye-clean

The lack of eye-visible inclusions is a sought-after citrine quality.

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Zoning

Yellow, reddish orange, and brown color zoning highlight this citrine.

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Reddish orange

This attractive reddish orange color is popular with consumers.

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Large crystals

This 65.50-carat rough will yield a significant faceted gem.

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Termination

This citrine crystal terminates in a well-shaped point.

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Citrine Quality Factors

Learn about the factors that make citrine so desirable.

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