Origin and history.
Citrine is the soft yellow to light brown variant of quartz. In jewelry it is mainly faceted or processed in cabochons. Citrine in its natural form is a very precious mineral, because it is not often found. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of fake citrine in circulation. For example, amethyst clusters are often heated and sold as citrine. You can recognize these by the dark brown or way too bright orange/yellow color. Sometimes processed topaz is also sold as citrine. Natural citrine is quite transparent just like rock crystal and always soft in color. When you put a natural and processed citrine side by side, the difference is big. If the price of a citrine is too good to be true, chances are high it is an imitation.
Citrine is found all over the world, but the most sold kinds come from Congo, Madagascar and Brazil.
Possible healing properties.
Citrine is a powerful mineral that is often used in gemstone therapy. It gives vitality and is one of the most powerful helpers in depression. Citrine gives life energy and self-confidence. Citrine increases concentration and is great to carry with you during an important work or school assignment. Citrine will help you when you need to speak in front of a large group of people. Wear a citrine close to the skin for optimal effect.
Citrine is also used by some to attract prosperity. The wearer could attract financial wealth. That’s why some people call citrine the ultimate money manifestation crystal. Physically, citrine has a positive effect on the stomach, pancreas, spleen and bladder. It improves blood circulation and can reduce infections in the kidneys and bladder.*
Cleaning and charging: Citrine can be recharged and cleaned in all possible ways. Do not expose citrine to strong sunlight too often and for too long, as the color may be lost. More information about cleaning and charging can be found here.
*This information is not scientifically proven, it is based on the experience of users and therapists. The properties mentioned are in no way intended to replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified physician or therapist.