November 7, 2011

What is citrine? How do pearls form? What is the “king of gems? If you like gemstones here are a few answers for you, beginning this week with citrine. Citrine belongs in the quarts family and is colored golden by the iron content. It derives its name from its color – citron being the French for lemon. Citrine, like other quartz, is a seven on the Mohs scratch hardness scale. It’s great colored gemstone for November.

---Just Marci’s Musings