Citrine is a variety of quartz found in igneous and metamorphic rocks (most often in gneiss and granite), as well as clastic sediments. The good crystals are found mostly in mineral veins as gauge minerals.
It’s rare to see a natural Citrine, and most Citrine stones on the market today is Amethyst heated to turn it yellow or orange. The difference between them is that Amethyst shows no dichroism in polarized light, which Citrine does display.
However, by carefully heating Smoky Quartz, Citrine can be made artificially, and it remains dichroic in polarized light.
Citrine has been a highly sought-after stone because of its beauty and rarity. It saw a surge in popularity during the 19th century, as well as the Art Deco period when worn by Hollywood royalty like Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo.
Stonebridge Imports is proud to offer bulk citrine crystals to wholesale customers like you. All crystals products here are ethically sourced. All wholesale customers can have their orders shipped to them wherever they are in Canada or the USA.
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Citrine is a transparent, yellow variety of Quartz, ranging in color from pale to golden yellow, honey or almost brown, and may contain rainbow or sparkle inclusions. It is rated 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.
The name comes from the French word citron, meaning lemon. It was used as a gem in Greece as far back as 300 B.C., and because of its colour, is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Gold Topaz, Madeira or Spanish Topaz, or Safranite.
Much of the commercial Citrine on the market is heat-treated Amethyst or Smoky Quartz that produces an enhanced Citrine color, usually a deeper amber or orange-reddish shade. Most Natural Citrine is a pale yellow color.
Called The Merchant’s Stone for its properties of increase in the cashbox, sparkling yellow Citrine not only assists in acquiring wealth, but helps in maintaining it. It is a stone of abundance and manifestation, attracting wealth and prosperity, success and all things good.
It also encourages generosity and sharing good fortune. Citrine assists in all fast money ventures, and is especially helpful in financial speculation and for commercial success. Carry one in the purse or wallet to attract money and stop excessive outflow.
Citrine is associated with the astrological signs Aries, Gemini, Leo, and Libra as well as all seven chakras.
Healing and Metaphysical Properties
As the “Merchant’s Stone,” Citrine empowers you to acquire and maintain wealth
Attracts prosperity and success
Develops and strengthens intuition
Encourages sharing and generosity
Increases the amount of light that surrounds your aura, making you less vulnerable to influences of outside energies
Boosts physical energy and stamina
Supports the endocrine system
Encourages proper metabolism
Increases motivation, creativity, and encourages self-expression
Helps relieve anxiety and release phobias
Induces joy, excitement, and enthusiasm
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