The mellow gold of citrine draws us in and brightens our moods. A golden quartz whose name comes from the French word for "lemon", Citrine brings the energizing refreshment of an icy summer drink.

Sunny and full of light, this sparkling gem was once thought to protect the wearer against various evils - from snake venom to wicked thoughts. Today, its radiant color is associated with cheerfulness, youth and vitality. Citrine ranges from slightly golden yellow to a medium gold showing hints of orange.

Hardness 7 Citrine is rated "good" for everyday wear