Citrine (natural/unheated) - 04
I am bright and abundant. I feel motivated, confident and optimistic as I power ahead with my goals.
Carry Citrine's warm golden vibration with you to embody abundant, joyous and powerful energy.
The perfect power-crystal for manifesting your dreams.
Unearthed in: Minas Gerais, Brazil
Approximate size (cm): 10 x 2.8cm
Citrine, known as the stone of abundance, carries the power of the sun which in turn powers your solar plexus chakra; the energy centre linked to creativity and motivation. This sunny stone absorbs, dissipates and grounds negative energy therefore is good for the environment. Citrine encourages sharing, is a generous crystal and imparts joy. Gloom and doom have no place around Citrine. It raises self esteem and self confidence allowing happiness to flourish.
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Colours: Pale yellow through to deep yellowish brown. Natural Citrine is rare and most commercially available Citrine is heat-treated amethyst. Although this treatment does affect the colour, it is not adding anything artificial to the stone and mimics what can occur in nature so it is an accepted treatment among gemmologists.
Geological occurrences: Brazil, Uruguay, Madagascar.
Crystallography: Forms as six sided, singly-terminated crystals, typically in clusters or druzes in cavities and geodes. Prismatic crystals show striations perpendicular to the c-axis.
Occasionally a single crystal may present both purple and yellow colour zoning, these are called ametrine and can show both dynamic separation of the two colours or a more subtle mixing within the gemstone.
Internal observations: Natural Citrine often shows colour zoning/phantom inclusions with colour becoming more intense towards the termination. Typical inclusions are radiating golden Cacoxenite needles, golden-red Goethite needles, patches and zones of Smokey Quartz, Amethyst (Ametrine) or colourless Quartz, healed fractures showing feathered or zebra striped patterning in heat treated stones.
Crystal care: Citrine fades in direct sunlight, so keep off windowsills or any area that has sun shining too brightly.
Learn more about Citrine's healing and gemmological properties here
Although crystals have survived hundreds of thousands to millions of years (wow) in our earth they are still delicate and must be treated with TLC.
Citrine may fade in direct sunlight, so keep off windowsills or any area that has sun shining too brightly.
MOH's Hardness 7
Whilst Citrine isn't a 'soft' stone it is still prone to scratching and surface dulling over time if not handled with care.
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Yes, our crystals are ethically sourced & sold.
Ethical mining/sourcing refers to the conditions in which a crystal is unearthed and the people and/or businesses that do it. Whilst a mineral may be sourced ethically from the earth, many stones are sent to factories in other countries for cutting and polishing into spheres and generators.
The label of ethics also applies to the selling and consumer purchasing.
Crystals must be correctly identified, certified as natural with any treatments disclosed. Too often crystals are lab grown or treated in a lab and sold as natural. This is incredibly important to us (and our in-house gemmologist) so each piece is tested and certified and accompanied by and authenticity card.
We pride ourselves on our crystal ethics, from earth to home.