I thought this was the same as citrine. Which one is more
expensive? Perhaps I have made the mistake of wholeheartedly
believing what the salespeople at gem showrooms that I trust and
have good relationships with tell me. I am trying and buying books
and trying to educate myself...Please no one throw tomotoes at me!
I'd never throw a tomato at anyone, I like to eat them far too much
to waste. How about I toss a few Brussels sprouts instead?
But seriously, citrine is quartz, so lemon quartz is just
irradiated/heated quartz that falls into a narrow range of hue, tone
and saturation. IT's my personal opinion and observation that most
quartz varieties sell at gem shows for $5 - $10 per carat. Anything
priced higher than that, I pass...unless it is a very spectacular
Not to throw another stone in the mix, but I have noticed that some
lemon quartz, citrine and yellow topaz (at least these are the
names given to some stones I have seen at NY gem dealers) look
That's certainly possible. And I don't want to go over the whole
quartz vs. topaz thing again, as I was just interrupted in posting
this by a customer who wanted a valuation on her recently inherited
smoky "topaz." Quartz and topaz are two vastly different stones.
James S. Duncan, G.G.
James in SoFL