The yellow to an orange form of Quartz is known as Lemon Citrine. Citrine attained its name from the Citron, which is a yellow fruit similar looking to lemon. It is very difficult to obtain natural Citrine, thus they are often composed of heat-treating amethyst and smoky quartz. Generally, it takes a light heat to get the light to golden yellow color, and if heated to high temperatures, the stone will transform to either a darker shade of yellow or brownish-red color.
Lemon Citrine is popularly denoted as a Merchant’s stone, as it is said to not only increase wealth, but also helps in maintaining life.
Mineral Family- Citrine
Hardness – 7
Colors- Golden yellow, dark yellow, brownish red to orange-red, bright orange, and lemon yellow
Deposits- Zaira, Madagascar, Argentina, Spain, Russia, and Namibia