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Citrine Crystal Meaning

Natural Citrine Points from Brazil

If you are looking to learn more about the properties of, and the citrine crystal meaning then read on! I'll also cover what citrine looks like (including its man-made variety) and a bit more on its history and localities.

What does Citrine look like?

Citrine is a transparent and even translucent member of the crystalline quartz family. This crystal can be found in pale tan, yellow, bright orange, and deep reddish-brown colors. Although we will get into the colors a bit more and what they mean in terms of natural vs. heat treated Citrine.

Natural Citrine or 'Kundalini Quartz' from DR Congo

You can easily identify Citrine by its glass-like feel, smooth edges, and hardness, especially the ones from Brazil. You can also easily identify Citrine from other similar stones by its even coloring. Most Citrine crystals have a fairly even color hue throughout the stone.  They are almost always a polished or carved point or piece when they come from Brazil.  These citrine crystals will generally also be a tan coloring for the most part with some hues of yellow from iron or may sometimes also be ‘smoky’ and a darker brown coloring.

Natural Citrine also forms in clusters in SOME locations like DR Congo.  These citrine clusters are often referred to as Kundalini Quartz and have a grown pattern like ‘candle quartz’.  They often have one larger point and several tiny ones around the sides of it. It is VERY rare to have citrine grow in natural cluster formations…. Which brings us to…

Heat Treated Citrine Bracelets from Brazil

Although quartz is one of the most common stones on earth, the citrine variation is quite rare in comparison. Because of their rarity, these gems are often faked through heat treatment. Exposing amethyst crystals to high heat levels can bring out yellowish or orange tones (sometimes brown) and then is passed off as Citrine. Heat-treated stones will have bits of opaque white, usually at the base (or ‘tooth); this is a tell-tale sign that it is an amythest.  You will want to keep an eye out for these as many sellers still call it ‘Natural Citrine’ since it is not a synthetic crystal. I will always point out if I have it, but it is rare I bring in heat-treated citrine.

Natural Citrine Bracelet from Brazil

Citrine Crystal Meaning

Citrine has been known to have the ability to bring happiness, joy, creativity, and happiness. These gems can be incorporated into meditation or worn in jewelry as a way to take advantage of these abilities. 

More about Citrine

Additionally, Citrine is believed to help assist in manifesting and achieving goals. It is common for Citrine money trees to be placed around the home to welcome abundance, prosperity, and positivity.  You can also place a Citrine in the ‘Prosperity Corner’ of your home or workspace.  This would be the back left corner of the building (when facing the front door from outside). 

Natural Citrine Tumbles from India

Citrine is a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, making it harder than a steel nail. Although hard, Citrine can be brittle and may break easily.


Chakra: Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus

Citrine Localities: Brazil, DR Congo, Russia, India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and the United States

Birthstone: Alternative for November



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