About Citrine – History and Introduction

About Citrine – History and Introduction

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Citrine is one of the most popular gemstones available today. It belongs to the very large family of quartz (SiO2) gemstones. More specifically, it is the yellow to golden-orange variety of gemstone-quality macrocrystalline quartz (silicon dioxide). The name ‘citrine’ was derived from ‘citron’, a French word meaning ‘lemon’, although its color tends to be more…

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Garnet; Origin and Gemstone Sources

Garnet; Origin and Gemstone Sources

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Garnet is found all over the world. Different types of garnet occur in different locations. The following shows the type of garnet and place where it is usually found: Pyrope: China, Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and the USA. Pyrope (rhodolite): Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the USA. Almandite: Brazil, India,…

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Garnet Gemstone Information

Garnet Gemstone Information

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Garnets are a group of silicate minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. All species of garnets possess similar physical properties and crystal forms, but differ in chemical composition. The different species are pyrope, almandine, spessartine, grossular (varieties of which are hessonite or cinnamon-stone and tsavorite), uvarovite and andradite.…

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