CITRINE - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History and Myths

Citrine Last updated : October 19, 2019 7:51 AM

A joyful stone with bright yellow luminosity, Citrine has brightened up the lives of many people by bringing good fortune and luck. Amongst several crystals, Citrine is eminent as a crystal bestowing affluence and prosperity and has also been known as the “Success Stone”. Citrine silver jewelry majorly helps the wearer in his business, and it is believed that if it is kept in the money box, it can pool a lot of wealth, which has made it earn another name of being a “Merchant’s Stone”.

However, other than being a precious gemstone, Citrine is also controversial in few matters, like in markets most of the heat-treated amethyst is sold in the name of Citrine, and hence if you are buying the tumbled or pointed Citrine, you are actually buying amethyst.

Citrine carries the power of the sun with it, and hence is considered as the premier stone of imagination, will, and expression. It is an excellent stone to use to battle against the negative energy of any kind by disintegrating and dispelling them. It is helpful in clearing the unsolicited and unwanted energies from the atmosphere.

Where is Citrine found?

Citrine is found mainly in the areas of Brazil, Bolivia, Russia, and some parts of Africa.

Healing Properties

Citrine is beneficial to mankind in various ways, some of them are:

  • Physical healer

Natural Citrine improves physical energy and stamina thereby encouraging proper metabolism and supporting endocrine glands. Citrine has been proved effective for chronic fatigue syndrome and in reverse degenerative diseases. It is also thought to cure hyoid, indigestion, skin irritations, allergies, chemical and food intolerance, and ailments associated with pancreas and spleen.

Citrine is considered to be beneficial in eliminating the infections of bladder and kidney, treating the problem of bed-wetting in adults, relieving menstrual and menopausal symptoms, and alleviating fatigue. It may also prove to be great in morning sickness, nausea, and vomiting.

Citrine stimulates nerve impulses, making intellectual ability strongly enhancing concentration and wisdom. It also aids in temporary memory loss issues.

  • Emotional Healer

Citrine opens the intellect of a person that he can enjoy and accepts the purpose of his life. It helps in releasing annoyance and pessimism, inherent fears and destructive and disparaging tendencies. Citrine is an outstanding crystal for overpowering the troubles of depression, criticism, and sensitivity by inspiring originality and self-expression. It helps the wearer in letting go of his past and moving forward to grab better things and opportunities in life.

It purifies one’s spirit and helps him to identify his true self and identity. It gives the wearer the courage to face the discrepancies of his life by facing them and taking decisions and actions that can resolve them.

  • Spiritual Healer

Natural Citrine is an exceptional gemstone for those who are excessively thoughtful, sensitive, and vulnerable to outside vitalities and influences. The radiant yellow color surrounds the body and protects the aura of the one who wears it. It is also considered as a talisman when one needs to feel confident and secure.

Citrine Cathedral Quartz is one particular quality, which is beneficial for those who have at any point in their life have suffered emotional or physical absence.

  • Heals and balances the chakra

Natural Citrine's ecstatic and gleaming yellow and gold color opens, activates and energizes the Solar Plexus and Navel Chakras. It directs into these chakras the sense of creativity, imagination, power, intelligence, and manifestation. The golden ray that a high-quality Citrine exhibits stimulate the crown chakra by purifying the energy of the crown chakra and sending it back to the navel and solar plexus chakras. The clarity of crown chakra induces clarity in thoughts, mentality, ideas, and words.

On the other hand, the Solar Plexus Chakra is the center of distributing energy and maintaining relationships. It controls the digestive systems and immunity. When this chakra is in balance, it gives you the strength to fight allergic troubles and infections.

Citrine Facts

Some facts about Citrine

  • The gemstone Citrine is the official birthstone for the month of November as implemented by the American National Association of Jewellers, in 1912.
  • Citrine signifies optimism, energy and loyalty.
  • Fatal diseases like appendicitis and gangrene are thought to be healed by consistent wearing of this gorgeous gemstone.



Metaphysical Properties

Citrine is a variety of yellow quartz, which has a subtle yellow color, which can range from yellow to pale golden to the honey color. This incredibly beautiful stone has derived is the name from a French word, Citron, which means lemon.

The hardness of Citrine on Moh’s scale measures 7 and has a vitreous lustre.

There are not many stones which are yellow in color. One can, however, find yellow in diamond and sapphire, but they are extremely expensive. Those who wish to wear gentle colors, Citrine fulfills the dreams of all those ranging from colors to mild yellow to reddish brown.

Citrine at a Glance

Cleavage {0110} Indistinct
Other Names Madeira Citrine, Stone of the mind
Crystal Habit Fine-grained to microcrystalline
Streak White
Refractive Index 1.544-1.553
Diaphaneity Transparent
Moh's scale (hardness) 7
Sources Brazil, Bolivia, Russia, Africa
Chemical formula SiO2
Lustre Vitreous
Color Yellow To Yellowish Orange
Chakra Healing Sacral chakra, Solar plexus chakra
Birthstone August
Zodiac Leo

Citrine Color

Citrine is generally gentle yellow in color, which is rarest to find. A heated form of amethyst is also sold in the name of Citrine.

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Give me some tips so that I may choose a genuine citrine crystal as there are various other talismans that give a glimpse similar to this talisman.
Reply on 31/10/14
hi Bella... In the fake sapphire you will be able to see bubbles inside with your naked eyes and in real one you will not see such inclusions.
Reply on 3/11/14
Citrine is a beautiful charm that bestows all its healing properties to its wearer. My requirements are similar to its powers. I think I should go for it. Should I?
Reply on 12/11/14
Yeah Tama… if you find this stone up to the mark of your requirements then you should go for it. You may also consult your astrologer foe the same as he will recommend you an apt and beneficial gemstone with surety.
Reply on 22/11/14
This talisman is best in the chakra healing. i also have been recommended to wear this gemstone. Should I try it? Suggest please as I needs it urgently.
Reply on 29/11/14
Yeah you may try this talisman if you are recommended as the astrologers suggests a suitable option only.
Reply on 13/1/15
Super informative writing; keep it up.
Reply on 28/12/14
This keeps it real, no doubt.
Reply on 29/12/14
Citrine is a nice gemstone, the properties of which suits me. I want to try this gemstone. Can anyone suggest me my next step?
Reply on 12/6/15
Phillips Garcia
I am a big fan of yellow stones and Citrine is my favorite stone. i would love to buy this but before that i would like to know is this stone is helpful in improving digestive system. please suggest me.

Reply on 12/8/15
Beautifully described all the healing powers of the stone. Thanks for sharing a meaningful piece of knowledge.
Reply on 18/6/19
Nice collection!!
Reply on 11/8/19
Ultimately amazing collection...Very well goining Gemexi.
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