Citrine ranges in color from pale yellow to golden, the most sought after of which are those with an intense orange color. It was favored by the Romans for both jewelry and intaglio. The Romans believed that wearing it would bring success and prosperity. The name Citrine comes from the French word "citron" meaning lemon, for its often yellowish-gold color. It has a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Citrine is the birthstone for November. Learn more about Citrine from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)