What is Citrine?

Citrine is a yellow variety of quartz and is characterized by its warm, yellow undertones. The warm undertone separates it from Lemon Quartz, which has a cool, green undertone. Read along, if you want to know more about Citrine.

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November's birthstone

Citrine is November’s birthstone alongside Topaz. Carrying your
birthstone is said to bring luck. You can carry your own birthstone as a lucky amulet or your loved ones’ birthstone as a symbol of your love.


Citrine is the gemstone for success, enthusiasm, generosity, and self-esteem. It’s also said to be a great gemstone for motivation and growth. Therefore, Citrine can be a great gift or option for someone who may be experiencing a new chapter of their life, such as graduation or beginning a new job.

Wedding day

Many gemstones are connected to a special anniversary. Citrine jewellery is traditionally gifted on the 13th wedding anniversary.


Citrine is a Quartz gemstone. Quartz is colourless, but when affected by
the element, iron, during its formation, it takes on a yellow colour and is
classified as Citrine. Citrine is a 7 on Moh’s Scale of Hardness, which is a
scale from 1-10, where 1 is the softest and 10 is the hardest, used to determine the hardness of gemstones.