Unlocking the Radiance of Citrine: Experience More Joy and Abundance

The name Citrine comes from the French word for lemon, this variety of Quartz isn't just a stone—it's a beacon of optimism, radiating positivity and joy!

Citrine's gentle translucence hints at its makeup—silicon dioxide, the very substance found in our bodies. Its delightful yellow and brown hues owe their existence to the iron present within the stone.

But Citrine is more than just a pretty gem; it's one that symbolizes wealth and abundance. Often referred to as "The Merchant Stone" or "The Success Stone," Citrine has a reputation for manifesting desires.

Energizing Your Solar Plexus Chakra:

Citrine's unique energy finds a natural home in our Solar Plexus Chakra, the center of our personal power and ability to digest life's experiences.

  • An underactive Solar Plexus Chakra may result from letting others assert their power over us or struggling to say no.
  • Conversely, an overactive Solar Plexus Chakra can manifest as bossiness, control issues, perfectionism, or workaholism.

Natural Citrine vs. Heat-Treated Citrine:

Natural Citrine is a rare find in tumbled stones due to its premium price in the natural point form. Typically, miners preserve it in its natural state because of its high price tag demand. To create affordable alternatives, some methods have emerged.

Heat-treated Citrine is actually usually heat-treated Amethyst, which turns into a burnt orange color closely resembling Citrine. Distinguishing between the two can be vital:


Heat Treated:

  • Deep golden or burnt orange hues, often uneven.
  • Fragile crystals due to high heat treatment.
  • White base.
  • Affordable and readily available.



  • Color varies from pale yellow to dark smoky yellow, with a less vibrant hue.
  • Natural Citrine may contain hematite at the base and typically has a quartz point structure.
  • Relatively expensive, with prime sources in Congo and Brazil.
  • Uniform color throughout, with high clarity.

In terms of healing properties, natural Citrine is often considered more potent. While both types possess beneficial qualities, natural Citrine's energy is thought to be more vibrant. It doesn't just cleanse negative energy; it transmutes and grounds it. This makes it a powerful ally in both personal and business endeavors.

Understanding Crystal Energy Traits:

A crystal's energy traits are influenced by three key factors:

  1. Structure (pointed or not).
  2. Chemical properties (silicon dioxide with iron impurities).
  3. Color (which represents vibration).

Ultimately, choosing between heat-treated and natural Citrine comes down to personal preference. Some resonate more with the natural vibrancy of the natural citrine, while others find the affordability of the former appealing. Regardless of your choice, Citrine remains a radiant gem that can illuminate your journey to joy and abundance.

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