Citrine

The Weird and the Wonderful

Offering gemstone lovers a colorful journey through the full color spectrum, quartz is perfect for every day wear. A yellow or golden variety, citrine gets its color due to a presence of iron.

Citrine crystals can form together with amethyst or smoky quartz to form a bi-colored quartz called ametrine.

History in a Nutshell

The name derives from the French citron, which means lemon, this beautiful gemstone was first used in jewelry in Greece during the Hellenistic period (end of the 4th to the end of the 1st century BC).

Among its many historic medicinal uses, it was believed to aid digestion, remove toxins from the body (Citrine was once commonly used as a charm against snakebites and other venomous reptiles) provide protection against the plague and bad skin, and to be useful in the treatment of depression, constipation and diabetes.

Om Shanti

November’s birthstone, crystal healers believe citrine promotes creativity, helps personal clarity and will eliminate self-destructive tendencies.

It attracts abundance and is known as ‘a merchant’s stone’ to be placed in a cash register or where one conducts business, to not only acquire positive wealth but to maintain it as well.

Citrine can be used to heal and balance the 2nd, or Sacral Chakra.


Gemstone Family

Quartz (Macrocrystalline or Crystalline)


Where in the World

Brazil
Russia
Madagascar
Africa
France
Uruguay


Mohs Hardness

7


Color

Yellow
Yellow Brown