Geology / History

When purple Amethyst is heated it turns a yellow to brown gold colour. High grade Amethyst is used for this process.

This variety is often sold as Citrine, it is in fact a variety of Amethyst & not Citrine. Genuine Citrine is relatively rare.

Metaphysical Properties

Stone of Golden light bringing clarity, direction unity & peace. This stone has enormous heart energy. Promotes strength, intuition & positivity. Increases energetic power of other crystals. Opens & sustains light pillars. Connects to the divine love energy of higher realms.

An excellent griding stone. Releases emotions scars & heals auric damage. Also protective & excellent is times of stress. A perfect healer’s stone as it amplifies healing ability & protects the healer from any harm.

Crystal Healing

Respiratory & cardio issues, eyesight, skin disorders, stress & anxiety.


Group: Quartz, Silicate-tectosilicate

Crystal System: Trigonal

Composition: SiO2

Form/Habit: Hexagonal Prisms, Normally pyramidal terminations, sometimes prismatic

Hardness: 7

Cleavage: None

Fracture: Conchoidal

Lustre: Vitreous

Streak: White

Specific Gravity: 2.65

Transparency: Opaque to translucent

R.I: 1.544 to 1.553

Colour: yellow to brown gold

Causes of Colour: heating purple amethyst

Fluorescence: inert to weak greenish blue

Birefringence: 0.009