The name citrine is taken from the citron fruit, closely resembling a lemon to reflect its famous yellow color. The word ‘citron’, in fact, means lemon in several languages. Its history can be traced back as far as Ancient Greece, where it was used as a form of decoration. In ancient China, emperors are said to have worn the jewel in order to broaden their intellectual capabilities. The gem also has a significant history in Scotland where men would encrust sword and dagger handles with it. There are even some records indicating that the entire handle would be fashioned out of it, and later during the Victorian Age because of Queen Victoria’s love of jewels. Citrine also gained popularity during the 20th century Art Deco movement, where it would adorn the jewelry of countless movie stars. Most of the stones today can be found in Brazil, as well as Russia, France and Madagascar.