November Birthstones

Modern - Citrine & Yellow Topaz    Traditional - Citrine     Mystical - Pearl

citrine rough crystal

Citrine is a pale yellow to brown colored member of the quartz family. The variation in color is due to the amount of ferric (iron) impurities in the gemstone. The name citrine is derived from the Latin word for yellow - citrina - which is also the origin of the word citron.

Citrine has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale which makes it fine for everyday wear. Natural citrine is rare because traces of iron in quartz is not very common. In the mid-18th century, mineralogists discovered that they could create the golden hues of citrine by heat treating amethyst or smoky quartz. When amethyst and citrine are found together in the same stone it is called ametrine.

Citrine has historically been referred to as the "merchant's stone" or "money stone" because it is thought to help with increasing prosperity and acquiring wealth.  

citrine rough crystals

Esoteric Attributes:

A stone of abundance and manifestation, attracting wealth and prosperity, success and all things good.
Attracts love and happiness and guards against those who would break your heart.
Assists in acquiring wealth and helps to maintain it as well.  It also encourages generosity and sharing good fortune.
Improves interactions for all who work in sales, banking, casinos, sports and fitness instruction, and the media.
Excellent for use in group situations where it can promote cohesiveness, understanding and solutions.
Citrine may exacerbate aggressiveness. It is not recommended for those with a fiery, quick-tempered nature.
Esoteric attributes are for informational purposed only and are not intended as a substitution of treatment from a health care professional.

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