Citrine gemstones come from the Quartz family and are also known as gold or Spanish Topaz. Like all members of the quartz family, Citrines have hardness of 7 on Moh's scale of mineral hardness, one category less than the Beryl group which composes precious gemstones such as Aquamarine, Emerald and Ruby.
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Rose Quartz is a beautiful member of the Quartz mineral family. It is often found in rock and mineral shops in its natural, crystal form, and has a long history of being made into a variety of jewelry items. It is often cut into animal and fish figurines, and one version with a "cat's eye" is very much prized in fine jewelry. The pink to rose color is said to be caused by traces of iron and manganese. The mineral is found mainly in Brazil, although minable quantities are also found in some parts of the United States.
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