Citrine, a yellow variety of quartz, is the stone of lightheartedness. It is said to lend cheerfulness and hope to an unpleasant situation.
In ancient times, te stone was thought to cleanse the vibrations in the atmosphere. Because of this, Citrine was believed to help bridge the gaps between the mental, emotional and intuitive selves, thus uniting all aspects of the personality.
Long ago, people carried the citrine as a protective talisman. It was considered an aid to the digestive system and was said to eliminate toxins from the body. Therefore, those who wore it were presumably blessed with clear complexions, radiant skin and a happy disposition.
Named from the French word for lemon, "citron" since citrine has a juicy lemon color. In ancient times, citrine was carried as a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts.
Sunny and affordable, citrine can brighten almost any jewelry style, blending especially well with the yellow gleam of polished gold.
It is the most affordable of all the earth-toned gemstones and is the alternate birthstone for November. Brazil and Zambia is the primary source of this gemstones.
Brownish varieties are commonly heated and magically turn into the bright yellow or orange colors known as citrine. This enhancement method is permanent and will last for the life of the gemstones.