A Big & Beautiful CITRINE Facet Cut Stone mounted on a raised basket setting and band all of 9 Carat Gold. A large ring with the stone measuring 7/8" x 5 /8" in size. The fitting is 8 1/4 US Sizing. In beautiful pre-loved condition with no wear signs evident. Total Weight of the Ring is 11 grams (0.39 ounces). It is clearly marked on the band as 9 CT. Citrine is defined as “a pale yellow quartz resembling topaz.” Amethyst and citrine are both varieties of quartz, one of the most common minerals in the Earth’s crust. The natural abundance and infinite variety of quartz have made it the most widely used of all gem minerals. In its pure form, quartz is colorless and transparent. However the colors of citrine and amethyst are caused by chemical impurities. In the case of citrine, it is iron content that gives it its color. Natural yellow citrine is usually pale yellow and is very rare. Most commercial citrine is made by heat-treating amethyst. In fact, heat treated citrine is sometimes referred to as “burnt amethyst.” Citrine rates a 7 on the hardness scale. Because the stone is heat sensitive, it should be protected from excessive exposure to heat or light.
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