Asked by: Anke Salvanes
asked in category: General Last Updated: 6th April, 2020

How can you tell Natural Citrine?


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Furthermore, how do you test Citrine?

One could do a simple test:

  1. dichroic + pales when heated => Al + irradiation (like smoky quartz) => citrine.
  2. dichroic + stays yellow or gets more red when heated => possibly Fe built into the lattice => perhaps citrine.
  3. not dichroic + stays yellow or gets more red when heated => inclusions of Fe-compounds => not citrine.

Secondly, how do you cleanse Citrine? Citrine can be safely cleaned with warm, soapy water. Ultrasonic cleaners are usually safe except in the rare instances where a stone is dyed or treated by fracture filling. Steam cleaning is not recommended, as citrine should not be subjected to heat.

Subsequently, one may also ask, where is natural Citrine found?

Natural Citrine can be found in the Ural Mountains of Russia and in Madagascar. Most Citrine – that is, heat-treated Amethyst – comes from Brazil.

Is Citrine really Amethyst?

Most Citrine in the marketplace today is actually Amethyst that has been exposed to extreme temperatures and pressure in a controlled environment. Although Ametrine is formed naturally (combination of both Amethyst & Citrine), Ametrine can also be formed in the same way Citrine is formed from Amethyst.

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