Citrine a variety of quartz is found in myriad colors such as brownish orange, red, lemon etc.
This transparent yellow quartz derives its name from French word ‘citron’, which means ‘lemon’. Though this stone is found in various parts of the world such as Spain, Madagascar, South Africa, France etc, the largest supplier of the natural citrine comes from Brazil.
Often interchangeably called as the merchant’s stone, is thought to attract & maintain abundant wealth, prosperity & success if kept at your work place. Its associated with inspiring confidence, creativity and imagination. Believed to be the bearer of joy & happiness, it helps in alleviation of depression or anxiety.
Citrine is among those few gemstones which are considered to be affecting an individual's body physically as well as mentally. Its attractive bright yellow-orange color is the reason why it is quite common in many jewelry pieces. Citrine is not only popular among the commoners but also high-profile celebrities such as Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo. In ancient times, citrine was among the rarest gemstones. However, this has changed over the years, and now it is easily found as well as affordable. The bright yellow color of citrine is believed to be calming one's mind and improving the creativity level of the individual. Legends believe that it also works as an attracting agent for making good friends and professional contacts. It works as a spiritual healer and also helps in keeping one's mind at peace.
Citrine has also has a particular list of its value in the International Gem Society (IGM). Organic citrine jewelry is trendy these days and it is the most natural form of using citrine stone in jewelry pieces and is thus, pure and affective.