Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rock Trivia: Citrine
The name is derived from the colour of the lemon. There are not many yellow gemstones and most- like diamond, sapphire or topaz- are expensive. Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's continental crust, but quality natural Citrine is a rarity.
In Europe and the Middle East, quartz have been the most commonly used mineral for jewelry and carvings for thousands of years.
Quartz has been found in Spain, on the Scottish island of Arran, in France, Hungary, Brazil and Uruguay.
Pictured is a Diamond and Citrine tiara made by Cartier and belonging to Queen Sikirit of Thailand.

Photo: Rock Trivia: Citrine
The name is derived from the colour of the lemon. There are not many yellow gemstones and most- like diamond, sapphire or topaz-  are expensive. Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's continental crust, but quality natural Citrine is a rarity. 
In Europe and the Middle East, quartz have been the most commonly used mineral for jewelry and carvings for thousands of years.
Quartz has been found in Spain, on the Scottish island of Arran, in France, Hungary, Brazil and Uruguay. 
Pictured is a  Diamond and Citrine tiara made by Cartier and belonging to Queen Sikirit of Thailand.

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