how to clean jewelry silver
The citrine gemstone is a warm and beautifully golden stone of quartz. It is available in hues of orange and gold and yellow so gorgeous and rich and clear that they will take your breath away. It is the stone for the month of November, the birthstone of Scorpio, but its wear should never be limited to November birthdays. Its name is from the French citron, meaning yellow, and it brings every nuance to its name and color.

This amazing stone has a hardness of 7 and so is quite resistant to scratches and scarring. It is among the least expensive of the gemstones, but glistens and shimmers with a lovely translucent glow.

Citrine has been used in jewelry for thousands of years. Some biblical scholars believe that Aaron, the brother of Moses, used citrine as one of the stones in his breastplate. Aaron served as the high priest and his breastplate was inlaid with 12 stones, one for each of the tribes of Israel. Many believe this is the instigation of birthstones.

As for any supernatural properties, citrine is thought to be important in relieving depression and aiding in digestion. Some people believe citrine to be a healing stone, mending the heart kidney and liver and aiding in the treatment of diabetes. Some folks think that citrine attracts wealth. It is called the "Merchant's Stone." Some merchants and shop owners place a citrine stone close to the cash register, or even inside it, hoping that it will bring great positive cash flow into their lives and work.

Citrine is a well loved gemstone whose beauty can enhance any style in any venue. Care for your citrine gemstone jewelry gently, despite its hardness. It is still best to stay away from ultrasonic cleaners and steam cleaners. Just clean your jewelry with warm soapy water and a soft brush or cloth. Your gorgeous citrine gemstone should last a lifetime.

how to clean jewelry silver

Source by Beth Haley

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