Natural Citrine quartz (Brazil) 11-16mm hand hammered beads (ETB00796)
Citrine (pron.: /ˈsɪtriːn/) is a colour, the most common reference for which is certain coloured varieties of quartz which are a medium deep shade of golden yellow. Citrine has been summarized at various times as yellow, greenish-yellow, brownish yellow or orange.
The original reference point for the citrine colour was the citron fruit. The first recorded use of citrine as a colour in English was in 1386. It was borrowed from a medieval Latin and classical Latin word with the same meaning. In late medieval and early modern English the citrine colour-name was applied in a wider variety of contexts than it is today and could be "reddish or brownish yellow; or orange; or amber (distinguished from yellow)". In today's English citrine as a colour is mostly confined to the contexts of (1) gemstones, including quartz, and (2) some animal and plant names. E.g., Motacilla citreola is the scientific Latin name for a certain wagtail bird that lives in Asia and has golden-yellow plumage and the bird may be called the "Citrine Wagtail" in English. (wikipedia)
Dimensions of beads:
Size: 13.5 x 14.5 x 9.5 mm
- this is only an approximate, the size varies slightly.
Length: 16 inches