Geology/History

Natural Citrine is rare. Citrine is a transparent yellow variety of Quartz. Ranging in colour from pale to golden yellow, honey or almost brown & may contain rainbows or mineral inclusions. The name comes from the French word citron meaning lemon. It was used as a gem in ancient Greece as far back as 300 B.C.

Much of the commercial Citrine on the market is heat-treated Amethyst that produces an enhanced Citrine colour, usually a deeper amber or orange-reddish shade. Genuine Citrine will loose its colour & turn white when heating to more than 200°C. The yellow colour will occur again when irradiated with x- or gamma-rays.

Most natural Citrine is a pale yellow colour. Citrine’s colour is caused by irradiation & colourising agents that are built into the crystal lattice. Colour is not caused by inclusions of other minerals although it can contain traces of aluminium. Citrine’s can have a Smokey colour, this is said to be due to the balance of Aluminium & Lithium. Less Lithium content creates more yellow, higher Lithium content creates darker black colours or Smokey Quartz. Smokey Citrine’s can be faked by gently heating yellowish Smokey Quartz. The smokey colour disappears before the yellow as the colour centres in Citrine are more stable.

 

Metaphysical Properties

The crystal of abundance & serenity, they bring great prosperity anchoring wishes into the physical realm. This crystal removes the illusion of fear changing ones perception of good & bad. Smokey Citrine’s show us the cycles of life & give understanding to what must die to give rise to new life. They gift us with seamless transformation teaching the lessons of the phoenix & helping to shed blockages in the form of old negative energies.

They also anchor our life force energy deep into the Earth, from this connection comes greatly enhanced Kundalini or fire energy, this is a powerful strength when manifesting. In addition to the Earth anchor they facilitate a massive powerful golden energy field which protects & connects to the higher realms, allowing divine guidance to be ever present.

Smokey Citrine’s transform all negative energies into positive growth orientated energy filled with pure love. They create a shift of perspective opening the soul to endless expansion & integrating your ancient soul into conscious understanding. These crystals are doorway keepers they filter in ancient knowledge & access other worlds.

Smokey Citrine's teach us the truth of the eternal self, giving a profound awareness & leading to spiritual enlightenment. They show us how to use love to blend light & dark energies into endless creation. The ability to master all Earth elements is found within the Smokey Citrine’s. They draw in both Sun & Moon energies blending them with a perfect Yin & Yang balance. Excellent for both grounding & raising ones vibration. Resonating with all chakra’s they clean align & energise the entire meridian system.  This crystal brings peace, abundance, prosperity & good luck.

Crystal Healing

Stimulates digestion, spleen, pancreas, increase blood circulation, detoxifies blood, balance thyroid. Assists with kidneys, abdomen, pancreas, reproductive organs, menstrual cramps, fertility issues & removes toxins from the body. Helps the endocrine systems.  Relieves fluid retention & swelling. Addresses insomnia, nightmares, hyperactivity & attention deficit disorder. 

Mineralogy

Group: Quartz (Silicate-Tectosilicate)

Crystal System: Trigonal

Composition: SiO2

Form/Habit: Prismatic

Hardness: 7

Cleavage: None

Fracture: Conchoidal

Lustre: Vitreous

Streak: White

Specific Gravity: 2.65

Transparency: Transparent, translucent, opaque

R.I: 1.544 to 1.553

Colour: Colourless, Brown, Black. Green, Pink, Violet, White, Yellow, Orange, Purple

Birefringence: 0.009

Pleochroism: Weakly Dichroic