12 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Citrine

Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 in Gemstones, Informational, Uncategorized.

With Thanksgiving and the end of November coming upon us, we thought it would be a good time to highlight some interesting facts about one of this month’s birthstones, citrine. citrine20earrings

  • The gemstone’s yellow color is associated with lightheartedness and cheerfulness. It is believed to raise one’s mood and encourage happiness and laughter. While wearing this gemstone, one can stabilize emotions and avoid anger and frustration.
  • Most citrine jewelry is actually heat treated amethyst or smokey quartz.
  • Citrine is believed to promote creativity, help personal clarity and eliminate self-destructive tendencies.
  • This November birthstone is associated with hope, strength, youth, and fidelity.
  • The name citrine comes from the old French word “citrin,” which means lemon. top2
  • Most citrine gemstones are discovered in Brazil and Central Africa.
  • Citrine belongs to the quartz group of gemstones. Along with amethyst, it is one of the most popular gemstones in the quartz group and is often prized for its excellent transparency.
  • Natural light yellow citrine is often referred to as lemon quartz.
  • According to ancient Chinese legend, citrine is “The Stone of Success,” and should be given to generous people only. Chinese emperors would often wear citrine jewelry because they believed it would increase intellectual capabilities and broaden the mind.
  • Citrine is recognized as the preferred gift for the 13th anniversary.
  • Another name for this gemstone is the “Merchant Stone” because it is associated with wealth and prosperity. Shopkeepers have been known to keep this gem near their cash registers in order to maximize profits. citrine6
  • Not only is this gemstone associated with wealth, but it can also improve one’s health. Citrine is believed to help the heart, kidney, digestive tract, liver, and muscles.