Citrine is a bright yellow-orange gemstone that is associated with joy, spark, and energy. It gets its name from the French word for lemon signifying its bright pop of color. This translucent rock is found naturally in mines across Brazil, Africa, Madagascar, Spain, Russia, France, Scotland and USA. Citrine has been used as an ornament dating back from 300 B.C and has since been making its appearance among Greeks and Romans, followed by Queen Victoria in the 17th century, all the way down to Hollywood stars flaunting citrine studded necklaces, rings, and brooches.
Quality And Appearance
Citrine is made of Silicon Dioxide and belongs to the quartz family of crystals. It gets its color from the presence of iron during its formation in igneous rocks, under tremendous heat.
Citrine Buying Guide: Though a popular stone among jewelers, citrine is still relatively cheap compared to other gemstones. The price ranges from $5 up to $15 per carat. Gempro quality experts suggest you should look for eye-clean and bright yellow or orange tinted stones when buying Citrine.
Citrine connects to the root, sacral and solar plexus Chakra, hence boosting energy levels, creativity and fertility. Owing to these positive vibes, Gempro experts believe citrines are an ideal choice of stone for those seeking, wealth, inspiration and success.
Rightly so, Citrines are known as the Merchant’s Stone or The Success Stone. Having this stone around you attracts abundance in your financial ventures.
Citrines are a perfect choice if you are looking for an office/workplace gemstone. The help manifests better creativity, boost energy and draw abundance to their surrounding.
Gempro believes meditating with citrines brings out your best output at the workplace and brings you closer to your career goals.
Placing it at the center of your house brings energy, cheerfulness in your life. Alternatively, Citrines are a good choice to be placed in your children’s room to spark joy.
Citrines add freshness to your attire with their bright color and could help pump up a dull outfit. Citrines became a part of vintage fashion following Queen Victoria’s desire for colored gemstones. Citrines made their way into royal jewelry, brooches, amulets and more. Citrines further gained prominence during the Art Deco period when stars like Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford flaunted Citrines.
Gempro fashion experts recommend citrines with warm pastels and light colors for an elegant look. These stones brighten up your attire and could make for an eye catchy pair of earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. They are very suitable as a centerpiece for statement necklaces and add just the right glamour quotient to your outfit.
If you want to spark up your life, then citrines are the right choice for you. Their sun-kissed hues, vibes, and energy all radiate an elevating aura around them. Whatever it is you seek, citrines will increase your energy, motivation, and grit to achieve them.
Due to their association with success and prosperity, the gemstone market today is filled citrines that are actually amethysts treated with high heat to change color. Real Citrines are sought after and one must be careful while buying them.
Citrine Gemstone Specifications
- Species: Quartz
- Alternate Names: Madeira Citrine
- Colors: Yellow and Orange
- Hardness: 7
- Month: November
- Zodiac: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra
- Element: Wind, Abundance
- Property: Joy