Citrine Value

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Faceted - Top Color: O 6/4

.5 to 1 carat
Madeira
Orange
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Yellow
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Gold
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1 carat plus
Madeira
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Orange
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Yellow
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Gold
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Cabochons

.5 to 1 carat
Yellow to Orange
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1 carat plus
Yellow to Orange
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In terms of color, at the top end of the scale, you’ll find prime specimens of the most saturated yellow, orange, and reddish tones.

oval-cut citrine - Zambia

Oval-cut citrine, deep yellow color, 127.58 cts, 39.6 x 26.9 x 20.7 mm, Zambia. © ARK Rare Gems. Used with permission.

Those with less intense color fall into lower value ranges, with pale or smoky stones at the bottom.

citrine - faceted stone

Citrine. Photo by Mauro Cateb. Licensed under CC By 2.0.

There’s no exponential increase in value per carat with increase in size, as larger sizes are readily available. Inclusions will decrease value.

As with any gem material, custom cutting increases value. In many fancy cut or carved specimens, most of the value is due to the artistry of the cutting.

custom-cut citrine by Tom Munsteiner

Custom-cut citrine by Tom Munsteiner, 3.50 cts, 13.2 x 9.8 mm, medium-dark slightly brownish yellow, Brazil. © The Gem Trader. Used with permission.

For more detailed information on citrine quality factors, consult our citrine buying guide.