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Lemon Quartz Gemstone

The strong citrus tones of this gem type are an  unusual quality in the Quartz family. While its sister Citrine enjoys the golden-orange, yellow tones of the sunset, Lemon Quartz has the fresh,  vibrant nature of lemon groves in summer.  This sensitive  tone  not  only  works  well  in  female jewellery but also suits gents cufflinks.

The only difference between Citrine and Lemon Quartz is  in  the  saturation  and  tone  of  their colour. Many gem dealers do not even separate the two and use the name Citrine for all yellow  Quartz. The  gem  looks  vibrant  when  set  into yellow gold; however, it really steals the show when set into either silver or white gold.

Whilst the Quartz part of its name is derived from the Greek word for ice “krustallos”, the Lemon  prefix  is  obviously  English.  Maybe  subconsciously that’s one of the reasons that I  personally favour the gem marginally over its  sister of French derived origin Citrine! 

Most of the Lemon Quartz we have at Coloured Rocks  is cut and polished in our own facility in India.  When we study the rough, if it has good clarity  so as to maximise the gems incredible brilliance,  we will often add a concave cut to the pavilion.  However, as my wife is as equally passionate  about  this  gemstone  as  I  am,  she  will  often  request that larger pieces are cabochon cut, so that she can set them in her cocktail rings.

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A large Lemon Quartz ring by Sarah Bennett.