Healing Properties of Citrine
To manifest your dreams, you first need to know what they are. By activating both your imagination and your will, citrine helps you clearly envision what you want, and then gives you the persistence to see it through.
Citrine as a Gemstone
About the Stone
Citrine is a beautiful yellow gemstone with a color that ranges from light to dark. High quality citrine is transparent, while lower grade style, like those used in beading, can have an opaque look to it. Citrine is sometimes mistaken for the more expensive yellow topaz.
Natural citrine is very rare and is found in small amounts in only a few places in the world. Russia, Spain, France, and Hungary are known for natural citrine. Most citrine you see on the market is actually amethyst or smoky quartz that has been heat treated. The heat treatment changes to color of the stone to a shade of yellow. It is difficult to tell natural citrine from heat treated citrine unless you are a gemologist and know what to look for.
Citrine in Jewelry
There aren’t many yellow gemstones, and there are even fewer that are affordable. Citrine is a wonderful option that offers a wide range of color in the yellow spectrum. When buying any citrine bead or stone, if it isn’t specified, you should assume you are dealing with a heat treated stone.
Natural citrine has always been rare, and this technique of heat treating other quartz stones has been commonplace for many years. In the gemstone business, this is believed to be common knowledge, so heat treating in this particular case is not considered to be enhancing the stone, simply making it available to the general public.
Citrine is the birthstone for November, and the planetary stone for Virgo. Citrine is also the gemstone for the 13th and 17th year of marriage.