Citrine is a beautiful and vibrant gemstone known for its warm, sunny appearance and a range of appealing qualities. Citrine is a variety of Quartz which is one of the most abundant and diverse mineral families on Earth. Read on to learn all about Citrine and its healing properties.
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WHAT IS CITRINE?
Citrine is a variety of Quartz, typically a transparent, pale yellow to brownish orange colour. Its distinctive yellow colour is caused by iron impurities within the crystal as its formed. Citrine is named after the French word “Citron” which means lemon, due to its lemon-yellow hues.
A popular gemstone, Citrine is commonly used in jewellery making, particularly rings, necklaces and earrings. Due to its warm and vibrant appearance it can resemble the look of Yellow Topaz. Naturally occuring Citrine crystals are a rare find and some crystals sold and labelled as Citrine are often heat treated Amethyst. The heat treatment process enhances the yellow colouration and is a common practice within the gemstone industry.
WHAT ARE THE PROPERTIES OF CITRINE?
Citrine is known for its remarkable healing properties and has long been cherished as a crystal that brings light into ones life. With its captivating golden hues reminiscent of the suns warm embrace, Citrine has captured hearts and minds for centuries.
Here are some of the prominent healing properties of Citrine crystals:
- Energy And Vitality: Citrine's energy is desribed as invigorating and stimulating. It is thought that when worn or carried it uplifts overall energy levels, making it an excellent choice for individuals seeking a pick-me-up.
- Self-Esteem And Confidence: Its empowering energy is thought to be effective in boosting your self-esteem and self-confidence. Citrine encourages you to stand tall, embrace your worth and shine your brightest.
- Chakra Aligment: Connected to the solar plexus chakra, Citrine harmonises this energy centre. Cleansing and balancing the solar plexus charka helps to remove energy blockages. With this chakra in alignment, it empowers a heightened sense of purpose, personal power and greater inner strength.
- Manifestation And Intention Setting: Many people use Citrine as a powerful tool to help manifest their goals and desires. It is believed that the potent energy of Citrine amplifies intentions helping to make your goals and desires a reality.
Abundance And Prosperity: Citrine is renowned as “The Success Stone” and “The Merchants Stone” because it is believed to attract wealth, success and opportunities for prosperity into one's life. When you invite Citrines energy, you open the door to financial abundance and an abundant mindset.
To harness the abundant properties of Citrine, it can be worn as jewellery, carried with you or placed within the home or workplace environment. While many people find value in metaphysical properties, it is important to note that it is not a magical remedy for financial success. Citrine is best used as a tool to complement positive intentions, hard work and smart financial decision making.
WHERE IS CITRINE FOUND?
Citrine can be found in a number of places around the world. Some of the localities it has been reported include, Brazil, Madagascar, Spain and Russia to name a few. Although natural Citrine has been reported found in these locations, it is not common. Most of the Citrine crystals you see on the market is often heat-treated Amethyst. Brazil is the leading producer for Citrine, mostly seen as natural points and clusters or as heat-treated Amethyst.
HOW TO CARE FOR CITRINE
Like many other crystals and gemstones Citrine can be prone to fading when it is exposed to intense light and heat. To ensure your Citrine crystal is kept in optimum condition, it is best to keep it away from direct sunlight and heat. If you intend to use and display Citrine, ensure it is placed in an area away from direct sunlight and heat to minimise exposure.
Citrine like all Quartz varieties has a hardness of 7 on the MOHS scale. It can be cleaned safely with warm, soapy water. Use a soft brush such as a tooth brush to gently scrub the Citrine, ensuring to take care extra care of any loose, fragile areas. Rinse under warm water to remove any soap residue from your crystal. Pat dry with a soft, lint-free cloth, or alternatively leave to air dry
HOW TO CLEANSE CITRINE
Citrine can be cleansed using a number of different methods. Due to its hardness on the MOHS scale, it can be cleansed using running water. Water is a powerful natural cleanser for crystals, however there are some types which are not suitable for this method, so be sure to thoroughly research before placing crystals in or around water.
To cleanse your Citrine crystal using water, simply hold under cool running water for approximately 2 minutes, afterwards pat dry or allow it to air dry.
Alternatively smoke is another quick and simple method for cleansing. To cleanse your crystal safely using incense smoke, simply light the end of your incense stick and allow it to burn for a moment before blowing it out. As the incense smoke disperses into the air, grab your Citrine and slowly waft the crystal through the smoke.
WHERE TO BUY CITRINE?
Our crystal shop offers a unique selection of both natural Citrine and heat-treated Amethyst. Celestial Stones offers a convenient and secure online shopping experience, where you can explore our selection from the comfort of your own home. Whether you are seeking tumbled stones for a smooth, polished finish or clusters for a more natural appeal, we have options to suit every preference. Discover the captivating allure of Citrine and add a touch of positive energy to your space.