At AC Silver we are pleased to be able to offer our customers a large collection of vintage and antique citrine jewellery for sale.
Andrew Campbell, using his 40 years’ experience within the antique industry, handpicks all citrine jewellery for sale.
Citrine was especially beloved by Queen Victoria, and Victorian citrine jewellery shows us some of the finest examples of the gemstone around. Due to the queen's enormous influence, a lot of jewellery made during her reign featured citrines, particularly in Scotland. Citrine was used throughout the world for accenting jewellery as well as tools and decorative pieces like scent bottles. Naturally-occurring citrine quartz in its famous golden-yellow colouring is hard to come by today. Most modern citrines are actually amethyst quartz that has been heat treated to bring out the desired colour. Because amethyst and citrine are both quartz stones, treated citrine is still the real deal, so to speak.
Learn more about Citrine history.
As is the case with most gemstones, citrines have a long history of having mystical powers and abilities. In Ancient Egypt, citrines were believed to bring good health to the wearer. They were made into talismans to protect one’s health and maintain a level of calm.
Citrines are sometimes called the ‘money gem’ because of their supposed ability to bring about wealth. Perhaps this association comes from the golden colour of citrines resembling early gold currency. Carrying a citrine or wearing one set into jewellery has long been believed to attract financial gain. Merchants would often keep a citrine alongside their coins in order to fend off negative energy or bad luck from the money.
Citrine is also imbued with mystical powers that bring a clarity of mind to the wearer. Supposedly, holding a citrine stone against the forehead allowed psychics to more clearly see the future.
A stone of clarity and vision, the citrine helps people focus on their vision – whatever their goals may be – and achieve success. Wearing citrine can encourage wealth into our lives as well as help us maintain good health. If you’re born in November, you have the added bonus of having citrine, the money stone, as your birthstone.