Yellow crystals bring enlightenment, optimism, warmth, and clarity.
As the days continue to grow darker and colder, many of us get excited at the very thought of the sunlight. Here is where the energy of yellow gemstones might serve a perfect substitute. Yellow crystals bring you enlightenment, optimism, warmth, and clarity.
The most popular so far is the yellow citrine – carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life-giving. Gemstone specialists say that the very sight of this bright stone can stimulate us like the sunlight, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action.
Citrine is said to awaken creativity and imagination and sustain the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. It is one of only two crystals on Earth that never needs to be cleared or cleansed!
With its pure yellow energy, citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits – just what we all need at the threshold of a new year!
Splashy and decorative
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. In terms of color, at the top end of the scale, you’ll find prime specimens of the most saturated yellow, orange, and reddish tones.
The name comes from the French word citron, meaning “lemon”.
Citrine has been popular for thousands of years and used to be revered for its rarity, though that has changed with time. Citrine is actually quite rare in nature nowadays.
It was very popular for jewelry since the times of the ancient Romans and up to the 19th century. During the Art Deco period between World Wars I and II, large citrines were set in many prized pieces, including the massive and elaborate Art Deco-inspired jewelry pieces made for big Hollywood stars such as Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford.
Now, however, there is a full-scale renaissance for this gem. Its bargain price is no longer a handicap, but an asset, as it allows for use of very large stones in jewelry.
As part of the trend, jewelry makers are using big, bold gems – many cut in a cubist manner, to give lots of splashes. When it comes to providing earth-toned colors for women on a budget, citrine has no real competition.
Citrine is often found in association with amethyst, but it is much rarer than its purple cousin. Because it resists weathering, it is found in alluvial sands and gravels. The largest supplier of natural citrine is the Rio Grande do Sol state in Southern Brazil.
Citrine mines in the US are found in Colorado, North Carolina, and California. The gemstone is also found all over the world, in Spain, Africa, South Africa, France, Britain, and Madagascar.
Bringing radiant success
Called “the merchants’ stone” for its properties of increase in the cashbox, sparkling yellow citrine not only assists in acquiring wealth but helps in maintaining it.
Natural citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. It is a stone of abundance, 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. Experts advise carrying one in the purse or wallet to attract money and stop excessive outflow.
As a professional support stone, citrine improves interactions for all who work in sales, merchant banking, casinos, sports and fitness instruction, and the media. It is a fortifying crystal for medical personnel and healers and increases productivity in governmental work.
Citrine also strengthens the inner light and sparks creativity and imagination. It is ideal for artists of all kinds.
Carrying the power of the sun, it is excellent for overcoming depression, fears and phobias. It aids those with depressed self-esteem. One’s sense of self becomes more radiant with a citrine and it helps to look forward to the future optimistically, going with the flow, instead of hanging on to the past.
Citrine gives energy and invigoration to the physical body. It is useful to people who are sensitive to environmental and other outside influences. Citrine also encourages the acceptance of constructive criticism and shows you how to act on it.
A small warning: citrine may exacerbate aggressiveness in some. It is not recommended for those with a fiery, quick-tempered nature, and should be avoided by people with a tendency to slander or gossip.
“Eternal” under proper care
Citrine is cut into all different types of gems, especially oval and rectangular cuts. It is a very popular pendant stone, as flawless stones of many carats are not uncommon.
With its hardness at 7 on the Moh’s scale, citrine can be cut to almost any shape. Its availability in large sizes as well as being relatively inexpensive has lead to citrine being cut into some very interesting and eye-catching fancy cuts.
It is used as a centerpiece for rings, and also for earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Lesser quality citrine combined with white quartz is also tumbled and used as beads for necklaces and bracelets.
Your citrine could last forever if you take care of it in the right way. It must be shielded from any type of situation where it could be scratched or hit. That said, however, it is pretty good at standing up to your normal everyday wear and tear.
It is very important for a citrine not to be left in the sun, or to be in situations where it will be exposed to prolonged sunlight or heat. Because of its sensitivity to heat, the stone’s color could change and fade into a lighter color.
Don’t hesitate to treat yourself with some radiant sunny piece of beauty –choose your citrine from our jewelry collection and enjoy either wearing it or giving it as a gift!