Natural Citrine - untreated - Dark golden citrine
natural Citrine from Namibia extremely saturated color. This piece is naturally double terminated and had a inner rainbow. These crystals have small imperfections as they were mined with older tools by the villagers.
Citrine is a fairly durable gemstone with a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale.
When you are shopping for citrine jewelry, color is the most important value factor: the more vivid and bright the golden hue, the more valuable the citrine.
Citrine ranges from a light pastel yellow to a dark reddish orange. The best quality of citrine has a saturated golden hue with fiery orange flashes inside. A saturated yellow to reddish orange color free of brownish tints is prized in citrine. Deep reddish orange colors are often called Madeira citrine.