This is a gorgeous Citrine Geode specimen. On the front side it is covered from head to toe with beautiful honey colored crystals. The back side is left natural.
Citrine is rare in nature. In the days before modern gemology, its tawny color caused it to be confused with topaz. Today, its attractive color, plus the durability and affordability it shares with most other quartzes, makes it the top-selling yellow-to-orange gem. In the contemporary market, citrine’s most popular shade is an earthy, deep, brownish or reddish orange.
A trace of iron in citrine’s structure is responsible for its yellow-to-orange color. Natural citrine is rare. Most citrine on the market is the result of heat treatment of amethyst.
Measurements are approximately: This Citrine cathedral stands 4.5 inches tall and is 3.5 inches in width.