Gemological info: Citrine is a variety of Quartz found in igneous and metamorphic rocks (most often in gneiss and granite), as well as clastic sediments. The good crystals are found mostly in mineral veins as gauge minerals. Iron is the element which gives Citrine its warm golden color. Extreme heat (whether naturally occurring or applied by man) will turn Amethyst into a burnt golden color. Technically, it is “burnt Amethyst,” but is usually categorized as Citrine.
Metaphysical Properties: Among its other names, Citrine is also called “the merchant’s stone,” as it is believed to assist in acquiring and maintaining wealth. Citrine is a stone of abundance which attracts prosperity and success, but also encourages sharing and generosity. Its radiant yellow color is said to increase the amount of light that surrounds the wearer’s aura, making them less vulnerable to the influence of outside energies.
Astrological sign: Gemini, Aries, Libra, and Leo.