Citrine - Charming shades of yellow
- 100% natuurlijk
- Streng ca. 40cm
- 100% natuurlijk
- Streng ca. 41cm
The name Citrine has been used since 1546. Citrine received his name from mineralogist Georgius Agricola and means ‘lemon-colored’.
The Roman legions’ soldiers often wore the Citrine on their chest because they were convinced that the stone would protect them from ‘the Evil eye’; after all, the evil eye was a force of evil and the Citrine, representing the sun, would repel the forces of evil. In every ancient culture the Citrine is worshipped as a representative of the sun and this stone has been used in all different kinds of solar rites. In the dark ages Citrine was still being found in Spain, Scotland and France and because of this fact it was not only used for its sun-meaning but also in the medical sense for its actual warming properties.
The quartz variety, depending on color, had different names in the past, such as; Madeira-topaz, golden topaz or Topaz of Bahia; unjustly, because topaz is a completely different mineral. This was probably done to suggest a higher value. Much of the Citrine has not naturally been created in the ground. It has been discovered that the yellow color also occurs by the heating of Amethyst and smoky quartz. By heating these varieties to around 200 °C, the grey and purple colors disappear and the yellow color shows up.
Because of that Citrine, despite the rarity, is not a very valuable gemstone. Citrine as a gemstone is usually cut in facets and cabochon.
What does Citrine do?
Citrine is a sunny and warming stone. The stone improves self-confidence, self-respect, individuality and extraversion. It gives energy, joy of life, courage and helps conquer depression, anxiety and phobias. Citrine attracts luck, prosperity, success, wealth and abundance, and stimulates the wearer to share it with others. The stone helps with creativity and improves self-expression and helps find common ground in a group conflict. In a physical sense, the stone gives energy. It stimulates the digestive system and has a good influence on the stomach, spleen, pancreas and intestines. Citrine also helps with infections of the kidneys and the stomach, improves blood circulations and helps people with chronic fatigue.
The hardness of Citrine is 7, the density is 2.6
Citrine belongs to the constellation Gemini and Leo.