Citrine Stone/ Sunela


Citrine (Sunela) is a spectacular transparent crystalline quartz that ranges in color from yellow to reddish-orange, orangish-yellow, and brownish-orange. It is a substitute for Yellow sapphire (Pukhraj stone) and is most abundantly found in Madagascar, Brazil, Russia, and the U.S.A. It’s a November stone. The word citrine has a French origin, “citron,” which translates into “lemon” due to its color.

Physical properties/chemical composition

The chemical composition of citrine is SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide), with a density of 2.60 to 2.70, a hardness of 7 as per the Mohs scale, and a refractive index (RI) of 1.544 to 1.553.