Citrine is the yellow to orange variety of Quartz. Natural Citrine is not common; most Citrine on the gem market is produced by heat treating Amethyst and Smoky Quartz. It takes a relatively low temperature to change the color light to golden yellow, and heating to higher temperatures will give the stone a darker yellow to brownish-red color. The name Citrine is derived from the citron fruit, a yellow fruit similar to the lemon.
Citrine is rare in nature. In the days before modern gemology, its tawny colour caused it to be confused with topaz. Today, its attractive colour, plus the durability and affordability it shares with most other quartzes, makes it the top-selling yellow-to-orange gem. In the contemporary market, citrine’s most popular shade is an earthy, deep, brownish or reddish orange.
As with other yellow gemstones, citrine is used to treat bladder diseases and imbalances in the thyroid gland. Citrine is believed to be of value in healing the spiritual self as well, as it is a powerful cleanser and regenerator. It carries the virtues of self-healing, inspiration and self-improvement.
It is also used to dissipate fear of being alone or unworthy of love. Citrine is a happy stone. It can bring happiness to the person who carries or wears it. Because of its removal of negative energy and its own bring positivity, it can relieve depression, self-doubt, anger, and irrational mood swings.
Most often associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, Citrine can also be used to cleanse all Chakras. Citrine will help support the energy of a family environment at work or at home. Physically, Citrine can support and enhance healing for the spine, the digestive and elimination organs, and the metabolism. Citrine Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy. Natural Citrine’s radiant yellow and gold energy activates, opens, and energizes the Solar Plexus and Navel Chakras, directing personal power, creativity, and intelligent decisiveness to enhance the physical body. Its foremost energy is to aid in manifestation.
Along with topaz, citrine is a birthstone for November. It’s also recognised as the gem that commemorates the thirteenth anniversary.