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Citrine



Name:

The name derives from the French word ‘Citron’ meaning lemon.

Description:

Citrine is a golden yellow stone obtaining its colour from the presence of iron. Most Citrine is pale yellow and some after heat-treatment become deeper in colour.

Gemmological Characteristics:
Citrine, like Amethyst, is a quartz with similar hardness to Amethyst at 7.

Gem Folklore:

In ancient times, Citrine was carried as a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts.

Holistic Properties:

Citrine brings joy and self esteem. It also prevents any self-destructive tendencies.

Sourcing:

The best Citrine is mined in Brazil, from the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Zodiac & Birthstone:

Scorpio (October 23 - November 22)