The Madeira name comes from the Brazilian word meaning ‘wood’ or ‘wood colored’. Most madeira citrine comes from heating amethyst with a brownish core to get the warm yellow or orange color. The primary sources come from the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, Uruguay, Zambia, and Madagascar.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Madeira Citrine Colors
Countries of Origin
Unknown; Uruguay; Brazil; Madagascar; Zambia
Madeira citrine was often confused with topaz before modern gemological testing.
Avoid jewelers torch.