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Discover Citrine: The History & Meaning of the Quartz Gemstone

The rarest member of the Quartz family, Citrine is a yellow gemstone that comes in a wide variety of shades ranging from light pale yellows to deep, earthy browns. This beautiful stone is said to carry the power of the sun and burn through negative energy.

In this guide, you’ll learn all you need to know about Citrine and how the gemstone can enhance your overall wellbeing. 

What is Citrine?

This coloured quartz can be found in metamorphic and igneous rocks (or more simply, rocks that are formed under intense heat). Citrine is also often discovered close to Amethyst crystals. Typically, Citrine mines are situated across Brazil, France, Madagascar, Russian, and North America. 

The name “citrine” stems from the French word “citron”, meaning lemon for its yellow colouring. Natural Citrine is cloudy or smokey in appearance and is frequently mistaken with yellow Topaz.

Known as “the merchant’s stone” - for its believed ability to attract wealth, the pale-yellow stone is said to remove negative energy and brighten your overall mood.

The History Behind the Citrine Gemstone

Dating back to ancient Greece between 300 and 150 BC, this gemstone was revered for its beautiful nature and used to decorate jewellery and weapons. It also became a popular go-to for those looking for an elegant stone to wear on a budget. 

However, most of the Citrine available on the market today is just heat-treated amethyst or smokey quartz, making it much more affordable. 

Citrine: The November Birthstone 

Wearing this birthstone is like vitamin C for the soul, filling the wearer with positivity and pure joy. Alongside Topaz, this November birthstone can be used for setting various jewellery styles such as Citrine rings, necklaces, and bracelets.  

The Spiritual Meaning and Health Benefits of Citrine 

Creativity and Joy 

Citrine is said to enhance your vibration, promoting the flow of energy around your body, inducing joy and the feeling of abundance. The stone can promote imagination and manifestation and provide a comforting and energising feeling that awakens and stimulates the chakras. 

Financial Security

The quartz is said to assist in all financial ventures and can help lead a person to success. It’s explained that you should keep Citrine where you store your money to invite the flow of cash and prevent excessive outgoings. 

Relationships and Love 

Carrying Citrine is said to help attract love and happiness by sparking creativity and new possibilities. The stone can help to fix broken relationships by promoting viable solutions and cohesion whilst removing any jealousy.  

Health and Wellbeing

This stone is said to help to protect against urinary, kidney, and digestive issues. It’s believed that Citrine encourages proper metabolism by balancing the thyroid. For women, Citrine has been known to relieve menstrual cramps, nausea, hormone imbalances and fatigue. 

Citrine and Your Chakra 

This yellow quartz crystal has a deep spiritual connection to the Solar Plexus and Sacral Chakra - located in the upper and lower abdomen. The radiant yellow within the stone actives, re-energises, and opens up these areas of the body, allowing for creativity and manifestation to freely occur. 

Keeping Citrine close to the body is supposed to be a powerful tool for purifying a person’s centre, and helping the wearer to overcome feelings of helplessness. The power of this gemstone harnessed for the sun gives the wearer the strength to resolve challenging situations by offering courage and fortitude. 

How to Use Citrine? 

Restore your energy levels

Have you been feeling like you need a little boost? Citrine can certainly help you out. Place a crystal at your Root Chakra, or the base of your spine, for 15 minutes to regulate your energy levels and recharge your batteries. After practising this exercise, it’s worth keeping Citrine close to your body to sustain your restored energy. 

Awaken Your Intuition

The golden hues of Citrine are closely linked to the colour of the Crown Chakra, found at the top of the head. This Chakra is the key to strengthening your spiritual connections within the world and pathing the way to a higher level of consciousness and dimensions. 

Citrine helps to activate this chakra by boosting your endocrine system and activating the pineal glands in the brain. When these glands are activated, it’s said your psychic abilities and intuition are enhanced and heightened. 

Shine with Citrine jewellery 

Looking for that special piece to tie together an outfit or perhaps you just want to share your empowered soul with the world? Then Citrine is the gemstone to wear. This dreamy, golden gemstone is a showstopper in our FIYAH Chakra Collection and can boost your confidence and truly make you shine bright. 

How to Clean and Cleanse Citrine Jewellery? 

Frequently cleansing your crystals is a great way to remove any negative energies so you can keep receiving their benefits. When it comes to Citrine specifically, there are several ways to keep the stone cleansed:

Water: Let the Citrine sit in the centre of a bowl of water for around 12 hours, collect it, dry it off, and let it sit in the sun for a couple of hours. 

Salt: Dry salt should only be used with this cleansing practice. You’ll need to place the Citrine in a bowl of salt for an hour and rinse it off in water to remove any remaining grains of salt, followed by air drying. 

Sage: You’ll need a metal bowl to get started. Simply place a smoking sage stick in the bowl and gently start moving the Citrine through the smoke. 

Wear Citrine for a Life of Harmony 

Citrine is certainly one of the brightest mineral gemstones available today. Wearing this precious stone on your body can not only awaken your soul and give you a boost of energy but will also help to curb your anxieties so you can continue to shine bright. 

If you’re looking to add some Citrine to your jewellery collection, check out our FIYAH Solar Plexus Chakra Bracelet, Solar Plexus Chakra Ring, and Solar Plexus Chakra Necklace perfect for channelling a better outlook on life and curbing any negative emotions.