1.) approx. size : 12 mm 2.) Quantity: 8 3.) approx. weight : 19 grams = 95 carats 4.) This listing is for the exact stone shown in the photo. 5.) Color of gemstone may vary slightly from screen to screen.
Note : These Citrine round beads are of great quality, displaying beautiful golden brown from within that even sparkles when moved around. Some beads are mottled with white rock quartz crystals that add contrast and personality.
~~~ Citrine is any quartz crystal or cluster that is yellow or orange in color, and was named for the French word for lemon "citron". Natural Citrine is actually rare. Most of the Citrine found on the market today is simply Amethyst which has been heat treated. (Amethyst will turn yellow when heated at high temperatures). Much of natural Citrine may also have started out as Amethyst but heat from nearby bodies in the Earth's crust caused the change to Citrine.
Citrine, though one of the most valuable forms of Quartz, is only one of several Quartz varieties. Other varieties that form macroscopic (large enough to see) crystals are: Amethyst, Rock Crystal (clear Quartz), Rose Quartz, and Smoky Quartz. . ~~~