CITRINE Overview

Citrine is one of the most affordable gemstones, thanks to the durability and availability of this golden quartz. Named from the French name for lemon, "citron," many citrines have a juicy lemon color.Citrine includes yellow to gold to orange brown shades of transparent quartz.

Sunny and affordable, citrine can brighten almost any jewelry style, blending especially well with the yellow gleam of polished gold. Citrine is generally more inexpensive than amethyst and is also available in a wide range of calibrated sizes and shapes, including very large sizes.

Healing Properties:

Usage: Citrine brings our thoughts into being on the physical plane, helping us to realize our dreams. It is especially useful for desires involving happiness, wealth, success and communication. .Citrine boosts physical energy and assists with digestion and blood circulation. It helps detoxify the kidneys and liver, assists with back problems and promotes restful sleep.Citrine was believed to offer protection against evil thoughts and snake venom in ancient times.

Mythical Legend:

In ancient times, citrine was carried as a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. It was also thought to give calmness and mental balance to its wearer.

Deposits:  Citrine is found in Myanmar (Burma),Russia, Brazil.

Major Specifications of Gem


Light yellow to dark yellow, gold brown

Mohs’ hardness





Conchoidal, very brittle

Crystal system

Hexagonal (trigonal)

Chemical composition

SiO silicon oxide



Refractive index


Absorption spectrum

Not diagnostic


Third and Seventh, solar and crown

Sun Sign

Leo, Arias

Symbolic sign

Wedding and marriage