Citrine is widely believed to bestow good fortune and success to the wearer, earning it the title ‘The Success Stone”.
The gemstone Citrine is mined from Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. Citrine deposits were embedded in rocks by magma flowing from volcanic explosions. The name Citrine was derived from the French word ‘Citrin’ which means lemon. Despite the stone having golden hues, it is still likened to the lemon, deriving its name from the word for lemon in French.Citrine is also found in the Ural mountains of Russia, Madagascar, France, Uruguay, Hungary, Bolivia and the United States.
Topaz is a gemstone exhibiting an array of spectacular colors. The stone was believed to be symbolic of the Egyptian Sun God Ra, with its brilliant golden glow and fiery intensity. Owing to this quality of the Topaz, it was fashioned into several amulets and talismans.The topaz was often used in the crowns and rings worn by rulers, diplomats, dignitaries and royalty.The name Topaz is derived from the Greek term ‘Τοpáziοs’ or ‘Τοpáziοn’. Another theory states that the word was derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Tapas’ meaning intense dedication in the form of a fire oath. A third theory states that the Topaz was named for the Hebrew word ‘Tapooz’ indicating the orange fruit. Both the second and the third theory are being explored as the terms predate the Greek term for the topaz.Brazil is currently the leading provider of Topaz in the world. Australia, Mexico, Afghanistan, Japan, Myanmar, Russia, Madagascar, Namibia, United States, Pakistan, Ukraine and Zimbabwe are important sources and exporters of the topaz gemstone.