Citrine - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History And Myths

Citrine is a yellow to orange variety of quartz, and is one of the most popular and affordable gemstones. It is formed when amethyst or smoky quartz undergoes heat treatment, which causes iron impurities to give the stone its distinctive yellow to orange color.

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 all over the world, with the largest producer being Brazil. It is also found in countries such as Spain, Russia, and Madagascar.

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.

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Citrine Color

Citrine typically ranges in color from a pale yellow to a deep amber or orange. The color is due to iron impurities in the quartz crystal. Natural citrine is quite rare and is often a pale yellow color. Most of the citrine available in the market is actually heat-treated amethyst or smoky quartz, which results in a deeper yellow to orange color. The heat treatment process can also produce reddish-brown tones in some citrine specimens. The intensity and hue of the citrine's color can vary depending on the amount and distribution of the iron impurities.

Citrine Colors

  • Cleavage{0110} Indistinct
  • Other NamesMadeira Citrine, Stone of the mind
  • Crystal HabitFine-grained to microcrystalline
  • StreakWhite
  • Refractive Index1.544-1.553
  • DiaphaneityTransparent
  • Mohs scale (hardness)7
  • SourcesBrazil, Bolivia, Russia, Africa
  • Chemical formulaSiO2
  • LustreVitreous
  • ColorYellow To Yellowish Orange
  • Chakra HealingSolar Plexus Chakra,Sacral chakra
  • BirthstoneAugust
  • Zodiacleo
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  • bella
    Oct 31, 2014, 1:16:13 PM

    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.

  • Gemexi
    Nov 3, 2014, 3:39:42 PM

    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.

  • Tama
    Nov 12, 2014, 3:51:48 PM

    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?

  • Gemexi
    Nov 22, 2014, 5:28:23 AM

    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.

  • Galvin
    Nov 29, 2014, 4:28:56 AM

    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.

  • David
    Dec 28, 2014, 2:17:58 AM

    Super informative writing; keep it up.

  • Cathy
    Dec 29, 2014, 7:31:17 PM

    This keeps it real, no doubt.

  • Gemexi
    Jan 13, 2015, 12:47:31 AM

    Yeah you may try this talisman if you are recommended as the astrologers suggests a suitable option only.

  • Denial
    Jun 12, 2015, 3:30:57 AM

    Citrine is a nice gemstone, the properties of which suits me. I want to try this gemstone. Can anyone suggest me my next step?

  • Phillips Garcia
    Aug 12, 2015, 12:56:54 AM

    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.\n\n

  • Daizy
    Jun 18, 2019, 10:38:37 PM

    Beautifully described all the healing powers of the stone. Thanks for sharing a meaningful piece of knowledge.

  • Belinda
    Aug 11, 2019, 10:36:45 PM

    Nice collection!!

  • joyal
    Sep 27, 2019, 10:00:48 PM

    Ultimately amazing collection...Very well goining Gemexi.

  • cia
    Nov 22, 2019, 9:35:15 PM

    Your citrine collection looks awesome!!! I will start having it from next week. :) Hope your jewelry looks perfect in real more than a picture.

  • jinni
    Jan 20, 2020, 9:47:57 PM

    I read the whole content and this stone consist of nice properties. I really love it. Will buy it soon.

  • franklin
    Jun 23, 2020, 5:14:03 AM

    This stone looks exceptional..!! Is it suitable for everyone??

  • Olivia
    Nov 20, 2020, 4:53:51 AM

    Give me an advise I want to get a particular design pendent , can we make that with this stone?

    Nov 24, 2020, 7:28:05 AM

    Thank you for showing interest. Please check your email. I have forwarded you the details.

  • Emily
    May 10, 2021, 11:21:10 AM

    The best place to get your gems and receive guidance from. Grateful to the Almighty for showing the path through you!

    May 11, 2021, 8:14:31 AM

    Hello Emily, Thank you so much for your kind words. We would be more than happy to assist.

  • James
    Jan 27, 2022, 8:48:03 AM

    Citrine bracelet is too pretty, on time and the color of the stone is too bright which looks so good hand. Loved it, shop soon more.

    Jan 29, 2022, 11:17:26 AM

    James, Thankyou for shopping with us. We are glad to know that you have loved the jewelry and had a great experience. We are happy to assist you again.

  • Ethan
    Jan 28, 2022, 9:58:17 AM

    Citrine is one of the unique types of gemstone jewelry. I purchased some Citrine rings earrings from Gemexi. And they look so gorgeous too. Thank You for these beautiful jewelry pieces.

    Jan 29, 2022, 11:03:27 AM

    Ethan, Thankyou for shopping with us. We are glad to know that you have loved the jewelry and had a great experience. We are happy to assist you again.

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