Citrine

This November, our gemstone spotlight glows on the sunny stone Citrine!

Citrine is a yellow to light brown shade of quartz with a Mohs hardness of seven. Like the great imposter Spinel (see our last blog post if you missed out!), prior to modern gemology, Citrine was often confused for another gemstone - topaz. With modern distinctions, Citrine has become very popular for its beautiful shades, affordability, and durability. If you’re seeking out these warm gemstones, look no further than the Afterglow threadless end, the Citrine prong threadless end, and the Rise + Shine ombre clicker available through our website. 

Citrine is one of the November birthstones (along with topaz), as well as the gem of the thirteenth anniversary. Citrine is often associated with prosperity and success, a happy disposition, and new energy, which has led to it being referred to as the sunshine stone. 


Citrine in History

Throughout the ages, Citrine has been used to adorn many powerful instruments, including Scottish dagger and sword handles, ceremonial attire, and of course, jewelry. It was known for being a ward for negativity and evil thoughts, and referred to as the “money stone” as it was believed to bring prosperity to its holders. 


In ancient Rome, artists would carve intricate works into Citrine stones, as pictured here. This stone is dated back to the first century A.D., and depicts “Bonus Eventus,” a divine personification of success and good fortune. Measuring 7/16” × ⅜” × ⅛” in, this stone is smaller than an American quarter.





Citrine in Buddha Jewelry

Our 14kt solid gold Citrine prongs are a sunny addition to every jewelry collection! Available in 2mm, 2.5mm, and 3mm, this style can shine on its own or add warmth to any curation. This versatile threadless end can be styled in nearly any piercing, and can be seen paired below with white opals, rutilated quartz, mercury mist, and CZs.


If you’re really aspiring to sparkle and shine, our Afterglow threadless end is the piece for you! With an overall size of 7.5mm x 4.5mm, the Afterglow consists of 14kt solid gold, one 6mm x 4.5mm kite cut genuine Citrine stone, and five Swarovski CZs.  No info on product listing for bottom stone. This elegant threadless end can be styled effortlessly in earlobe, lip, and nose piercings. 

And finally, the Rise + Shine Citrine Ombre clicker is a gleaming design composed of two CZs and nine ombre Citrine stones set in 14kt solid gold. This brilliant ring is available in 16g, in both 5/16” and ⅜” diameter. Shine a warm light on any lobe, septum, or daith piercing with the Rise + Shine clicker.

 

Written by Summer Campbell 🌞