According to New Age Therapists

Citrine is The Stone of Abundance

Citrine is also known as

‘The Merchant’s Stone’.

It is a stone which is said to attract wealth and prosperity and should be placed in a prominent position in the business, close to the money box or on the cash register. It is said to bring happiness and optimism to one’s life. Citrine is also an invigorating stone bringing a sense of warmth.

Zodiac: Aries, Gemini, Libra, Leo



Crystal: Trigonal
Hardness: 7
Sp.G.: 2.6 - 2.65
Cleavage: None
Fracture: Conchoidal
Colour: Yellow to Orange
Lustre: Adamantine

Citrine is a variety of quartz whose colour ranges from a pale yellow to brown due to ferric impurities. Natural citrines are rare; most commercial citrines are heat-treated amethysts or smoky quartzes. However, a heat-treated amethyst will have small lines in the crystal, as opposed to a natural citrine's cloudy or smoky appearance. It is nearly impossible to differentiate between cut citrine and yellow topaz visually, but they differ in hardness. Brazil is the leading producer of citrine, with much of its production coming from the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The name is derived from the Latin word citrina which means "yellow" and is also the origin of the word "citron". Sometimes citrine and amethyst can be found together in the same crystal, which is then referred to as ametrine. Citrine has been referred to as the "merchant's stone" or "money stone", due to a superstition that it would bring prosperity.

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