Citrine

Citrine is a Quartz variant that has iron content and that got a certain heat exposure during its formation which led to its champagne yellow color. Natural Citrine has this kind of yellowish champagne color. You will often find baked amethyst at gemstone conventions which should pass for citrine to the untrained eye. But luckily the fake citrine can be spotted either by the distinctly orange hue or that the formation looks a lot like that of amethyst. All things considered, natural citrine is relatively rare. Most of today’s Citrine is sourced in brazil.

Citrine in its natural state
Citrine in its natural state

The history of Citrine

Citrine has been popular for millennia as it used to be an especially rare gemstone in the ancient world. In the Roman world it was used for jewelry and intaglio work. Also in the 19th century it had a strong impact on the Art Deco period between World War I and World War II. 

This radiant yellow gem became coveted as a yellow gemstone in Greece for the first time in recorded history in ancient Greece around 300 and 150 BC, during the Hellenistic age. The yellow quartz was used before this to decorate jewelry and tools but was not as much appreciated.

Myths, legends, and powers

This stone is known colloquially as “the merchant stone” because it has the ability to increase one’s cash flow and safeguard against an uneven outflow or bad investment.  It is a stone of prosperity and abundance and manifestation which encourages the sharing of accumulated wealth.

Citrine is very much a solar gem. It keeps you happy and filled with positivity and protects against jealousy and spite besides its monetary and abundance associations.

Our current selection of citrine items