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Gemstone: Citrine
Location of Origin:Brazil
Treatments:Heat Treatment
Cut Type:Emerald
Weight:23.59 cts.
Dimensions:17.79mm x 15.19mm x ?mm
Typically these stones start out as natural amethyst and are altered to create the yellow color. This practice is perfectly safe and accepted in the gem world provided the buyer knows they are purchasing a heated stone. This particular stone was more than likely an amethyst that was heated to create the color.

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