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Citrine — specimen 0568, photo © NMNHS
18.21 | 10.12 | 7.40 mm;
medium dark orange; strong;
Probably heated amethyst. Very clean specimen; mixed style cut.
More information from ‘Classification’
A yellow to yellow-orange or yellow-green variety of quartz. Natural citrine is very rare. Large quantities of amethyst, usually of lesser quality, are heated to turn it yellow or orange and sold as ‘citrine’.
Gemmology — gemstones
National Museum of Natural History, Sofia
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