Amazines Free Article Archive - Thursday, November 26, 2020
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133432)
 Advice (161169)
 Affiliate Programs (34757)
 Art and Culture (73748)
 Automotive (145648)
 Blogs (75213)
 Boating (9844)
 Books (17221)
 Buddhism (4128)
 Business (1329013)
 Business News (426379)
 Business Opportunities (366351)
 Camping (10967)
 Career (72751)
 Christianity (15849)
 Collecting (11638)
 Communication (115068)
 Computers (241942)
 Construction (38920)
 Consumer (49685)
 Cooking (17067)
 Copywriting (6651)
 Crafts (18205)
 Cuisine (7543)
 Current Affairs (20419)
 Dating (45889)
 EBooks (19696)
 E-Commerce (48224)
 Education (185301)
 Electronics (83506)
 Email (6407)
 Entertainment (159837)
 Environment (28927)
 Ezine (3039)
 Ezine Publishing (5451)
 Ezine Sites (1550)
 Family & Parenting (110929)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196424)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11846)
 Feng Shui (131)
 Finance & Investment (310446)
 Fitness (106332)
 Food & Beverages (62917)
 Free Web Resources (7940)
 Gambling (30223)
 Gardening (25148)
 Government (10532)
 Health (629684)
 Hinduism (2206)
 Hobbies (44055)
 Home Business (91582)
 Home Improvement (251105)
 Home Repair (46177)
 Humor (4832)
 Import - Export (5453)
 Insurance (45105)
 Interior Design (29585)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (191004)
 Internet Marketing (146475)
 Investment (22848)
 Islam (1167)
 Judaism (1356)
 Law (80453)
 Link Popularity (4595)
 Manufacturing (20856)
 Marketing (98996)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18221)
 Music (27012)
 New to the Internet (9496)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129631)
 Organizing (7805)
 Party Ideas (11852)
 Pets (38069)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12683)
 Public Speaking (5635)
 Publishing (7528)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126636)
 Recreation & Leisure (95396)
 Relationships (87678)
 Research (16169)
 Sales (80337)
 Science & Technology (110257)
 Search Engines (23488)
 Self Improvement (153225)
 Seniors (6236)
 Sexuality (35949)
 Small Business (49283)
 Software (83015)
 Spiritual (23475)
 Sports (116078)
 Tax (7659)
 Telecommuting (34067)
 Travel & Tourism (307860)
 UK Property Investment (3121)
 Video Games (13428)
 Web Traffic (11747)
 Website Design (56838)
 Website Promotion (36595)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35790)
Author Spotlight

My Name is Anish Sah, I am an Internet Marketing and SEO Expert, Social Media Guru and young Entrepr...more

Im just a man who likes to be happy and see others happy. Im into home business, sports, family, and...more

Danica Evans is an experienced author and online content writer. She has done her major in psycholog...more

I'm Ellisen, nice to meet you! Obviously you're here because you want to know who I am. Wel...more

Shovon Joarder has been working as Freelance Marketing Project Manager for over four years. He also ...more

Citrine's Refreshing Brilliance by Andrew Stratton

Citrine's Refreshing Brilliance by
Article Posted: 01/09/2009
Article Views: 231
Articles Written: 5522
Word Count: 548
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Citrine's Refreshing Brilliance

Fashion & Cosmetics
This unique gemstone is commonly confused with topaz and erroneously referred to as gold topaz. The truth is they are completely different and the only thing they share is a similar yellow hue.

What exactly is citrine then?

While natural stones are rare, they do exist when iron mixes in to the silicon dioxide composition. However, a majority of the market grade gemstones began their lives as amethyst or smoky quartz. In the mid-1700s, it was discovered that heating these stones produced a yellow color and depending on the level of heat, different shades were created.

The origins of the gemstone

The biggest supply of natural stone comes from Brazil. But Spain, Scotland, Argentina, Namibia and Myanmar also have natural deposits. Since amethyst and smoky quartz are a source for citrine jewelry, anywhere these are mined are also a supply source.

Stone quality

The most valuable color is burnt-orange and the most popular is a slightly lighter yellow with a hint of orange. It should be easy to find a citrine necklace free of inclusions. Typically, only the clear stones are cut into facets. If there are inclusions, they are used in different cuts that reduce their visibility.

Facets should be cut to maximize the sunny brilliance of the stone. If the center appears hazy or dull, the light is passing through instead of reflected off the cuts and back to you. Stones of a large size are also easy to come by. Of course, like any stone, the larger the carat the more expensive it is.

History and Healing

Affordability as well as the enticing color may have played a role in its popularity during the 40s. These were tough times and a little bit of beauty went a long way. Citrine jewelry was very popular either alone in clustered with other colored gemstones like peridot. Brooches and rings were particularly common and are now retro-trendy.

As for mystical or healing properties, it is believed that the stone will protect the wearer from negativity. It is also supposed to bring about prosperity and hope. As for health, it aids in correcting stomach problems as well as circulatory issues. An interesting benefit a citrine pendant is supposed to provide is protection against snake venom.

Caring for citrine gemstones

On the Mohs scale of hardness, these stones, like all quartz, rank a 7. This means they are quite durable and are great for every day wear. Cleaning them is also fairly simply. Soak them in warm water with a gentle cleaner and scrub with a toothbrush. Because extreme temperatures cause color changes, avoid exposure to high heat. Do not clean in an ultrasonic machine or use a steamer. These use hot water and agitation that could damage the stone.

This is a versatile gemstone that looks great in any jewelry setting. There are very few gemstones that represent the color yellow and this one offers a variety of hues to appeal to all tastes. Brighten up your fall or summer wardrobe with a brilliant yellow citrine bracelet or earrings.

Citrine is believed to have mystical or healing properties, protect the wearer from negativity, and even provide protection against snake venom. Get a citrine pendant and choose from a collection of rare and unusual jewelry at

Related Articles - citrine pendant, citrine earrings, citrine rings, citrine bracelet,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.


Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
Please enter the code in the image:

 Author Login 
Register for Author Account


Advertiser Login


   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  


Great Paranormal Romance


Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more

I am not a writer nor am I trying to become a writer. I am an average person with average intelligen...more

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more

Demonstrated exceptional leadership in the government and private sector at an executive level. Skil...more

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more

I love to research products and write reviews only high-quality useful products. ...more

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more

Jason Ng has a huge passion for the health and fitness industry as he strongly believes that having ...more

Cecilia is a professional Editor-writer (30+ years) and works on a worldwide scale. She has a profes...more

hello everyone l been on the net since 2000 and enjoy my work l work as an affiliate and also have w...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2020, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from under the GNU FDL license