Citrine is often looked at as a crystal of money, sometimes referred to as the ‘merchant’s stone. It can attract good fortune into all areas of life, hence often kept in purses and shop tills.
This stone has a radiant vibration that brings warmth and joy to all who are around it. It is able to transmute energy from negative to positive and is one of the few stones that never needs cleansing.
Citrine stimulates creativity, independence and a desire to move forward. This stone is also a powerful cleanser and re-generator, carrying the power of the sun, warming and energising on every level.
Widely used as a stone of survival, this crystal ignites the lower chakras and enhances the physical body. In dire situations it can also help one to quickly think of clever solutions and immediately apply them.
Global Mining Sites
Rio Grande do Sol in Brazil is the largest supplier of natural Citrine. Other locations this stone can be found are from mines in the USA, Russia, Madagascar, France, Scotland, Spain and Africa.
Citrine has been used ornamentally for thousands of years. In fact, in Ancient Greece, the stone was used as a decorative gem during the Hellenistic Age between 300 and 150 B.C. In addition, 17th century Scottish men used Citrine on the handles of daggers and swords for decorative purposes. However, there is also record of entire sword handles that were crafted from this stone.
More recently, Citrine was particularly popular during the Art Deco era between World War I and World War II. During this time, movie stars wore oversized and elaborate Citrine jewellery.
Citrine is a variety of quartz, the colour is clear/translucent with hues ranging from pale yellow to amber and orange. It gets its yellow hues from the amount of iron within it. This stone is known to fade in direct sunlight.
Naturally occurring Citrine is quite rare, which is the result of natural heat and pressure applied to Amethyst over a very long period of time. Natural pieces are noticeably closer to a pale yellow in colour.
Which Crystals to Pair with?
Citrine is a variety of quartz crystal, so the quartz healing properties within these yellow stones have a strong vibration to amplify energy.
Combined with Amethyst it helps to draw in more spiritual energy, enhances visionary experiences, increases protection, and further aids in the elimination of insomnia and nightmares.
The energy of Citrine combines well with many stones, such as Golden Labradorite, Imperial Topaz, Zincite, Orange Calcite, and Carnelian.
Combining with Carnelian will greatly increase Citrine’s emphasis on the imagination and creative functions, as well as provide further fortification to one’s physical body.
Zodiacs: Gemini, Libra, Aries, Leo
Mineral Species: Quartz
Chemical Formula: Silicon Dixoide (SiO2)