Golden Yellow and bright like the Sun, it is Citrine a most beautiful gemstone.
The name Citrine is derived from the Latin word Citrus, meaning “lemon”. Until the Middle Ages this name was used to designate a wide range of yellow stones. Citrine has been highly regarded as a gemstone and healing stone for almost six thousand years. The soldiers in Caesar’s legions wore citrine on their chest because the stone was believed to have life-saving properties in battle.As befits its color, it is recognized as the stone of light, sun and life. (Did you know…..that amethyst and smoky quartz can be heated to artificially create citrine?) Some traditional properties of Citrine include intuition, comfort, protection, creativity, physical energy, wealth, and mental awakening.
Citrine is yellow to brownish quartz (silicon dioxide) and resembles yellow topaz. It is colorless by hydrous iron oxide, and is found in the same hexagonal crystals as the other varieties of crystalline quartz. Natural citrine is much less common than amethyst or smoky quartz, both of which can be heat treated to turn their color to that of citrine.