Citrine Gemstone: Everything You Need To Know

Citrine Gemstone

Citrine gemstone is a semi-precious stone, belonging to the quartz (silicon dioxide) family. The word citrine is derived from the Latin word citrina meaning lemon. It is a transparent yellow-colored stone that commonly comes under the category of sunstone, (believed that it draws energy from the sun). People often trust that citrine enhances clarity in decision making, improves self-confidence. It also improves blood circulation and detoxifies your body.

Fact sheet of Citrine Gemstone:

  • Citrine is the birthstone of the month of November.
  • Citrine is a relatively durable stone with a hardness of 7.0 on the Mohs Hardness Scale.
  • Ametrine, commonly known as bolivianite, is a natural gem produced with the mixing of amethyst and citrine. 
  • Citrine has a specific gravity of 2.66 and a refractive index of 1.544 to 1.553.

Know about the historical significance of citrine:

Primitive people of Greece were known for the first usage of the stone citrine. There is evidence that people used citrine as a decorative piece during the Hellenistic age( around 1500 B.C TO 300 B.C).In the 17 th century, Scottish people used citrine as a garnishing item for their daggers and swords. Ancient Romans think that citrine presence can wash off the evil forces, people of other civilizations feel that it is the symbol of prosperity.

In the modern era German mineralogist named Friedrich Mohs was regarded as the first person to rediscover the stone citrine in 1812.

What are the unique features of citrine?

If you are looking forward to buying citrine, you must know about the minimum characteristic features of citrine. Some of them are listed below:


Citrine is categorized in the family of quartz (silica mineral quartz). It is known for its transparency, attractive golden yellow color, and rarest gemstone among others. It is chemically known as silicon dioxide. The yellow color of citrine is due to iron impurities in the form of hydrous iron oxide. Apart from iron, it has aluminum. Upon heating, citrine changes its color from yellow to orange red.

Cut and shape:

Citrine is normally faceted because of its wonderful transparency. Carving in a proper manner gives citrine an attractive appearance. The custom cut is the most popular one among cuts, apart from it there are other cuts like brilliant cuts, step cuts, fancy cuts, etc.

The most common shapes of citrine include emerald, princess, radiant, Magna, oval, trillion, square and baguette.

Clarity of citrine:

Gemologists consider citrine as a vitreous luster and it is best known for its wonderful transparency. Eye clean with lemon yellow-color, with no color zoning citrine is the most abundant and authentic one. Apart from it, stone with golden hue containing orange flashes inside is regarded as the best.

Where does the citrine come from?

Not all places of the world are capable of generating natural citrine. Natural Citrine is rare and semi precious stone comes from the Ural Mountains of Russia, Madagascar. Brazil is also a one of the leading producer of citrine. Apart from the above citrine is available in the lands of Myanmar, the USA, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zambia.

What does citrine do in daily life?

Citrine is regarded as a priceless superstar, because of its uniquely high-level positive energy. Here are some beneficial features of citrine:

Citrine as the energy booster:

Are you feeling fatigue (physical and mental) in your day-to-day life? Are you looking to get rid of this fatigue? Here is the best solution to your problem. Carrying citrine with you supplies you with energy in energy-lacking conditions.

Build up confidence and creativity:

As the source of high energy, citrine activates the solar plexus chakra, sacral chakra, the third eye chakra. Working on these three chakras brings out hidden creativity and improves self-confidence. 

Helps in decision making:

Gemologists often advise carrying citrine as it reduces confusion, promotes mental clarity and helps you to make clear and correct decisions. So you can achieve greater heights in your life.

Citrine- money stone:

If you are experiencing money lacking situation, here is the greatest solution to attract money. Gemologists recommend you to wear citrine as it attracts money and brings you prosperity.

Asset in physical health:

The power of citrine nullifies kidney and bladder infections, improves blood circulation, and promotes digestion. Citrine also assists in the detoxification process of the body.

Know how to spot the authentic citrine:

If you are looking to purchase a citrine stone, you mustn’t entangled with fraudsters. It is necessary to choose the right one. Here are some ways to choose the authentic citrine among the fake ones.

  • Checking through hardness of citrine:

The hardness of citrine is 7.0 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. That means it is resistant to scratches formed by objects which have lesser hardness than citrine. If you try to scratch citrine with a fingernail or knife blade, it should be scratch-resistant. If not it is a dummy.

  • Checking through clarity:

Gemologists refer to citrine as transparent and eye-clean. If there are imperfections or inclusions your stone is a dummy. If it is clear it is the authentic one.

  • Avoid the stone with gas bubbles:

There is a chance of getting synthetic citrine, which is formed by the yellow-colored glass.  The synthetic citrine has gas bubbles and it’s not clear. If your citrine shows gas bubbles then it is not the original one.

  • Last but not least:

If you can afford the money, you can take your citrine to a nearby jeweler and request him to perform a lab test to know whether the citrine is original or not.

You can also approach reliable dealers and communicate with them about the quality of citrine and ask them about lab test reports of citrine while purchasing it.

How to Clean Citrine?

Do not expose citrine to high temperature or heat, doing so causes the discolouration of citrine.

Store it at normal temperature, wrap the citrine with a soft cotton cloth to avoid scratching.

Clean the citrine stone with warm and soapy water by rubbing with tightly woven microfiber or with a soft cloth.


If you are looking for growth in your career, want to master your mental insecurities, or wish for better financial growth, need to improve your physical health whatever may be the problem, there is one wonderful solution i.e; wearing or keeping citrine with you.

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