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Say It With A Gemstones

                                             Speak from the heart.

Say It with A Beautiful Gemstone.

The language of gemstones is an ancient way to speak from the heart. The gift of a gemstone has an extra layer of meaning from the long tradition. To find the gem that symbolize what you want to express.

Below is a list of Gemstones

          Sincerity—Sapphire.

A gift of this gemstone says you’re not just kidding around. Blue is the main colour of the sapphire. Blue is also the favourite colour of 50 % of all people, Men and women alike. We associate this colour, strongly linked to the Sapphire as it is, with feeling of sympathy and harmony, friendship and loyalty: feeling which belong to qualities that prove their worth in the long term–feeling in which it is not so much effervescent passion , but rather composure, mutual understanding and indestructible trust. Thus the blue of the sapphire has become a colour which fits in with everything that is constant and reliable.

 

                                                       Rebirth—-Emerald.

New to Marriage? New to a Job? Witness Protection  Program?

Start that new life out right, with this gemstone. The green of the emerald is the colour of life and of springtime, Which comes round again and again. It has also, for centuries, been the colour of beauty and of constant love. In ancient Rome, green was the colour of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love.

 

Electricity—Tourmaline

Squeeze the gem and it gives off electricity. Give it and create sparks.

Tourmalines are gems with an incomparable variety of colours. The reason, according to an old Egyptian legend, is that the Tourmaline, on its long journey up from the center of earth, passed over a rainbow, in doing so, it assumed all the colours of the rainbow. And that is why it is still referred to as the  gemstone of the rainbow.

Sobriety — Amethyst:

Show your appreciation for your designated drive with this gem.

Its colour is as unique as it is seductive,  though in fact this gemstone of all gemstones is said to protect its wearer against seduction. The amethyst is extravagance in violet. For many thousands of years, the most striking representative of the quart family has been a jewel coveted by princes both ecclesiastical( is related to the Christian church) and secular.(Not connected with religious or spiritual matters).Moses described it as a symbol of the Spirit of god in the official robes of the high priest of the jews, And in Russian Empress Catherine the great sent thousands of miners into the Urals to look for it. In popular belief, the amethyst offers protection against drunkenness-for the greek word ‘amethystos’ mean ‘not intoxicated’ in translation.

 

Marital Harmony.–Aquamarine

Say You’re sorry give your spouse this gemstone and promise that it will never ,ever, happen again.

From the light blue of the sky to the deep blue of the sea, aquamarine shine over extraordinarily beautiful range of mainly light blue colours. Aquamarine is a fascinatingly beautiful gemstone. Women the world over love it for its fine blue shades which can complement almost and skin or eye colour, and creative gemstone designers are inspired by it as they are by hardly any other gem, which enables them to create new artistic cuts again and again

Its light blue arouses feelings of sympathy, trust, harmony and friendship. Good feelings. Feelings which are based on mutuality and which prove their worth in lasting relationships. The blue of aquamarine is a divine, eternal colour, because it is the colour of the sky.

Faithfulness–Sapphire.

Lipstick on your collar? Hard hat in your back seat? Maybe a gift of this gemstone is a good idea.

One of the reasons why women in many countries wish for a sapphire ring on their engagement. The Sapphire symbolizes loyalty.

 

Fertility– Emerald.

This gemstone may not help create quintuplets. But twins aren’t out of the question.

Emeralds are fascinating gemstones. They have the most beautiful, most intense and most radiant green that can possibly be imagined: emerald green. Inclusions are tolerated. In top quality, fine emeralds are even more valuable than diamond.

 

Peace– Amethyst.

Use this gemstone to call for a truce. Amethyst.

The Soul–Sapphire.

Take your love to a higher plane with a gift of this gemstone.

Love– Emerald.

The gem of Venus says love lot more persuasively than a dozen roses.

                                                   The Sun– Topaz

Does she light your days?

The topaz has been known for at least 2000 years and is one of the gemstones which form the foundations of the twelve gates to the Holy City of the New Jerusalem. These so-called apocalyptic stones are intended to serve in protection against enemies and as a symbol of beauty and splendor.

Divine Favor –Sapphire.

Bishops wore this gemstone  to symbolize their devine stature. Tell someone you love , you think they’re heavenly. Sapphire

 

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HOPE—- Opal

Show your faith that things will work out with a gift of this gemstone.

For ages people have been believing in the healing power of Opal. It is reported to be able to solve depressions and to help its wearer find the true and real love. Opals are supposed to further enhance the positive characteristics for people born under the zodiac sign of Cancer. Black Opal is recommended to those born under Scorpio, and Boulder Opal is the lucky stone for Aries.

The fantastic colour play of Opal reflects changing emotions and moods of people. Fire and water, the sparkling images of Boulder Opal, the vivid light flashes of Black Opal or the soft shine of Milk Opal – striking contrasts characterise the colourful world of this fascinating gemstone. Maybe this is the reason why it depends on our daily mood which Opal we prefer. Opals are like human emotions: you always experience them different and anew.

Boulder Opal is from Opalton. One of our places we love to go fossicking.

What do you think, My husband gave me white opal, on my wedding day to wear. Did he know the meaning of true real love. Well we still love each other after 20 years.

Leave me a comment, tell me your story. Love to hear other peoples stories.

Thank You

Have a Great Day.

Wendy

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Citrine Gemstone.

Citrine Gemstone.

Natural Citrine Crystal From Zambia AAA Grade W-550g, Size 13x6x5cm $190.00
Natural Citrine Crystal From Zambia AAA Grade citrine gemstone

Citrine is the yellow to red-orange variety of crystalline quartz. Image of Citrine Colours.

Majority of Citrine on the market is produced by heating smoky quartz (which produces light to medium yellows,and Amethyst (which produces stronger yellows and orange-red to orangey brown shades).

Due to its abundance, it would “get no respect,” as it were. In recent decades this perception has changed, due in part to fashions that emphasize earth tones. Home shopping networks have been marketing the various shades of Citrine aggressively with catchy adjectives like “butterscotch” and “whiskey.

Little Citrine is Actually Mined.

Very little Citrine is actually mined. The vast majority of Citrine on the market is produced by heating smoky quartz (which produces light to medium yellows) and Amethyst (which produces stronger yellows and orange-red to orangey brown shades). Natural stones tend to be pale yellow, often with smoky tones. Citrines range from light, lemon yellow to a rich, orange colour with red flashes referred to as “Madeira.” (This refers strictly to a Citrine colour, not a locality, and is an accepted description. However, the use of the term “Madeira topaz” to refer to Citrine is incorrect).

Citrine’s yellow colours are due to the presence of ferric iron. These colours have been traditionally associated with topaz.

Confusion between these gemstones does occur, even though quartz and topaz are distinct gem species.

Unfortunately, this is a common story. A little history will explain why. Before the 20th century, all gems in the brown, orange, and yellow color range were called topaz. Modern gemology was only recognized as a science in the 1930s. Now, we recognize topaz and yellow or brown quartz as separate species. However, many jewellers have continued to use the old names. For example, “smoky topaz” is much more likely to be smoky quartz than brown topaz.

Citrine gemstones (yellow quartz) are less frequently confused with topaz gemstones, but it does happen.

Quartz and topaz are different gem species. They’re composed of different chemicals and have different physical and optical properties. They’re also valued very differently. The quartz family of gems is much more common than topaz. So even though they may appear similar, the more common quartz varieties are less valuable than topaz. Despite what your appraiser told you, topaz and citrine gemstones are definitely not “basically the same.” (See our List of False and Misleading Gemstone Names for more examples of quartz referred to commercially as varieties of topaz).

Some jewellers can perform accurate appraisals. Others cannot. Consumers need to be aware that there are no qualifications or regulations for writing a gemstone appraisal. To protect your investment, contact an independent gemology lab that specializes in identification and appraisal.

Citrine makes a fine jewelry stone. With no gemstone cleavage, a hardness of 7, stable colors in light, and no special care requirements, it can be used for any jewelry application. Like most quartz, it’s available in large sizes, so custom gem cutters can use this stone for dramatic and intricate cuts. This gem is a wonderful option for a large, beautiful stone for an engagement ring. Citrines can also be used for carvings.

Citrine Value

At the top end of the scale are prime specimens of the most saturated yellow, orange, and reddish tones. Those with less intense colour fall into lower value ranges, with pale or smoky stones at the bottom. As with any gem material, custom cutting increases value. Inclusions decrease it. There is no exponential increase in value per carat with increase in size, as larger sizes are readily available. In many fancy cut or carved specimens, most of the value is due to the artistry of the cutting.

Synthetics

Citrines can be grown hydrothermally in labs. Although natural quartz is common and inexpensive, synthetic quartz can be manufactured in sufficient quantities and at low cost, which makes the practice economically viable.

Enhancements

Turning natural smoky quartz and amethyst to Citrine via heat treatment is usually done right at the mine. This is a stable treatment and is fully accepted within the gem trade. Colourless quartz stones have also been irradiated and heated to produce a neon, slightly greenish yellow colour. These stones are called lemon quartz.

The prized “Madeira” colour is created by heat treating Citrine that possesses the proper iron content. Since there is no simple way of testing the iron content of Citrine, this process must be monitored carefully.

Sources

Virtually all natural Citrines come from Brazil.

Stone Sizes

Citrines in the thousands of carats are known. The Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.) has Brazilian stones of 2,258, 1,180, 783, 278, 265, and 217 carats. Most large museums have similar baubles.

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This citrine vug is in a crate about 9′ tall

Citrine Information

Gemstone Citrine.

Data Value
Name Citrine
Is a Variety of Quartz
Crystallography  Hexagonal
Refractive Index  1.544 – 1.553
Colours  Yellow to Red-Orange
Luster  Vitreous
Polish Luster  Vitreous
Fracture Luster  Vitreous
Fracture  Conchoidal, very brittle
Hardness  7
Toughness  Good
Specific Gravity  2.651 (very constant)
Birefringence  0.009
Cleavage  None
Dispersion  0.013
Heat Sensitivity No
Wearability  Very Good
Enhancements  Amethyst can be heat treated to change it to citrine. Not common. “Madeira” citrine with red flashes is a result of heat treatment.
Transparency  Transparent
Absorption Spectrum  Not diagnostic
Formula SiO2
Pleochroism  Very weak, different shades of yellow or orange.
Optics  o = 1.544; e = 1.553 (very constant). Uniaxial (+)
Etymology From the old French citrin, meaning yellow.
Occurrence Generally in pegmatites and veins. Found in geodes in alluvial deposits.
Inclusions Natural quartz stones, including citrine, may have liquid, bread crumbs, zebra stripes, two and three phase inclusions, and negative crystals

 

Citrine

I have found Citrine where there is lots of Amethyst. Now that I have did this post, I understand that what I have is yellow Quartz.  Heat treated buy the sun. In the same area, there is green amethyst. So with long exposer to the sun can colour your Quartz Gemstone.

Yellow topaz, I have not found, Clear I have. There is a big different to Quartz, Topaz has 8 sides and is like clear glass, very clean glass, like it has already been polished.  Topaz you find up the creek, that has been wash buy the sand is different again, it is rounded and is not clear.

In June 2018 we are going to go to Gemtree to find Citrine. read more later this year, about this gemstone.

I hope your have found this interesting about citrine.

Have a great day.

Wendy.

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