Citrine is yellow Quartz which gets its color from Iron. Citrine means “lemon” in French.
Natural Citrines are rare. Natural Citrines are heated from volcanic activity. About 99% of the Citrine you will find on the market today is heat-treated Amethysts or Smoky Quartz, both of which turn yellow at high temperatures. Most heat-treated Citrines have a reddish tint whereas Citrine which has been naturally heated by the earth will be a pale yellow.
Natural Citrines are found in Brazil, Madagascar, USA, Argentina, Burma, Namibia, Russia, South Africa, Scotland and Spain.
Like Quartz, Citrine has a hardness of 7 – 7.5 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. Citrine is sometimes falsely marketed as Topaz but can be easily distinguished because Topaz is much harder.
Ametrine occurs when veins of Citrine form with Amethyst. Ametrine is a valuable crystal and will show both yellow Citrine and purple Amethyst.
What are the Citrine's Metaphysical Properties?
Citrine carries the power of the sun and brings warmth and strength
Increases self-confidence and personal power at the Solar Plexus Chakra
Heat-treated by man or nature, Citrine is an altered form of Quartz, so it is still expanding all of our energies
Lifts your emotions and nurtures optimism
Known as the Merchant’s stone because it flows with the frequency of cash in the universe – place small pieces in your wallet or wherever you keep cash for an even in and out flow of money
Keep Citrine in your money corner or cash register in your place of business for increased financial wealth
Pair it with Aventurine the abundance stone to call in abundance of all types
Stimulates kidneys, liver, and muscles when taken as a gem elixir
Aids in digestion when taken as a gem elixir or placed on the stomach
Note: Citrine will fade in the sunlight
Sheila's Personal Experience with Citrine
Selling crystals, I have heard countless accounts of how Citrine has helped keep a good cash flow in peoples’ lives. Even the most skeptical will come and pick out a tiny piece of Citrine, clean, charge and program it and come back for Citrine gifts when they are shocked that it worked!
We keep a Citrine point on our cash register at Satin Crystals and tumbled Citrines inside for cash flow and constant business!
I have always gravitated towards Aventurine rather than Citrine for abundance purposes, but I like to use Citrine for the Solar Plexus Chakra. It has a wonderful warming energy, I can feel my power and confidence strengthen when wearing Citrine or placing it on my stomach.
Lisa's Personal Experience with Citrine
I love citrine because I love money. Unique coins and bills have fascinated me since childhood. I still have several mint and unusual bills in my money box as a personal collection. I feel good every time I see them. Inside my cash box is also a Citrine Stone. Citrine for money, money, money.
Citrine was one of the first crystals I learned about. It came with fabulous stories of real experiences from the students in the classes. Some would suddenly encounter unexpected money or success right after acquiring Citrine.
As a business owner, I appreciate Citrine because it is the "Merchant Stone". It brings cash flow, revenue, and growth. These are needed to run a business.
There are two different types of Citrine I like. The Indian Citrine which is opaque and a golden tone. And the clear Citrine, with possible rainbows and inclusions inside.
I recommend Citrine to everyone. Place it in your money area, and let it flow. You can use Citrine for its other healing properties as well. But for me, it will always be known as the Money Stone.
Mineral Facts about Citrine
Surface Color: Light to Dark yellow, Gold-brown
Streak Color: (can vary from surface color, this is the color of the crystals’ powdered minerals): White
Group: Silicon dioxide (same as Quartz)
Cleavage (where the crystal breaks off naturally to form a new face, parallel to its structure. This is a clean break and can cleave over and over again along the same face, retaining the crystals structure): Conchoidal
Fracture (where you break the crystal not on a natural cleavage): Conchoidal – (a clam-like fracture which looks like broken glass)
Luster: Vitreous (glass-like)
Tenacity: Very Brittle (points can come apart easily, that why you will often see clusters wrapped with tissue paper around the edges)
Transparency: Transparent (can see through without obstructions)
Crystal System: Hexagonal (Trigonal) = 6 sided points
Crystal Habit: Prismatic (prism are faces that run parallel to the axis of the crystal rather than criss-cross)
Natural Citrine is quite pricey in Jewelry. Heat-treated Citrine is abundant and can be worn in all jewelry forms.
Citrine is especially great worn as bracelets, rings and long necklaces that will reach the Solar Plexus Chakra.
How Does Citrine Make your Feel?
Does Citrine brighten your day? Do you feel more confident with Citrine? Do you have any interesting healing stories to tell about Citrine? We'd love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us anytime.
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