Citrine, the stone-talisman for those born in November. Its Golden yellow, buff, reddish or light brown shades reminiscent of fallen leaves and the muted Shine soft light of the November sun. Decorating with this bold and quite affordable gem will become a harmonious complement to the warm autumn clothes.Citrine has long been considered a yellow quartz. Its modern name appeared in the middle of the XVI century, and there are two possible origin: the French word “citron” which means lemon, or the Latin “citrina” yellow. This stone is mined in Brazil, Madagascar, Spain, France, Scotland, USA, Namibia and the Ural mountains of Russia. Golden shades of citrine modern — the result of roasting pale yellow quartz. This process does not affect the quality of the stones, but adds to their brightness. In its long history, citrine has often been at the peak of popularity. Ancient Greeks decorated the stone household items. Egyptians made of it amulets, and the Romans carved from citrine intaglios and cameos. In the Middle ages it was believed that this stone brings success and well-being, especially if you carry it in your pocket or purse. In the seventeenth century Scottish warriors decorated their swords and daggers citrines produced in Scotland, it was particularly valuable because in the UK few of its fields. The British Queen Victoria had a large collection of jewelry with citrines and loved to wear them, so, in the era of her reign they were especially in fashion. This tradition nowadays continues and Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine — gold ring with a large citrine she wears on special occasions, such as wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Today, the citrines appear frequently in the collections of major fashion houses. They are attracted by its pleasant color and accessibility — in decoration, you can use spectacular large stone and it will not dramatically affect its value.Maria Sevostyanova
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