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Size = 8 inch approx.
Weight = 235 grams approx.
Citrine is a stone as bright as its energy. Everything about this stone emanates positivity and joy. Even its name, which is derived from the French word for lemon, carries a sense of sun and joy attached to it. Found naturally in Brazil, Africa, Madagascar, Spain, Russia, France, Scotland and USA, this gemstone has been an ornamental gem for civilizations as early as 300 B.C., and a favorite with jewelry makers since the ancient Greeks and Romans. Even in first century A.D., citrine was being fashioned into cabochon rings and used in intaglio work. Later in the 17th century, Queen Victoria would become fascinated by the beauty of the stone, and as a result it would be used by Scottish men in kilt pins, shoulder broaches, and to adorn their swords and the handles of their daggers. The stone’s popularity resurged again during the Art Deco era, as early Hollywood stars boasted citrine jewelry like elaborate brooches, grand necklaces and other pieces where large faceted citrine was the center piece.
Due to citrine’s natural autumn hues, it makes sense that it would be the birth stone of November. There are many believed citrine meanings. Known as The Merchant’s Stone or The Success Stone, the citrine properties of wealth and abundance are some of its most well known. If seeking abundance in financial or business ventures, this is the stone to aid in the manifestation. Because this stone works in synergy with other crystals, it can be beneficial to combine citrine with helidore, golden labradorite or imperial topaz if an increase in personal will is desired. All success in business or life is the result of hard work, but sometimes that hard work is difficult to muster up the fortitude for. Manifesting the personal will to persevere and see something through to success is helpful in bolstering the grit and effort that is being expended.
Other citrine properties are linked to the creative process. Whether natural or heated, citrine is said to activate the imagination via the second, third and sixth chakras. It enhances mental clarity and allows for the flow of ideas and visualizing. Especially when used in meditation, this citrine property is very effective in strengthening mental output and establishing goals. Stones to use in addition to citrine to amplify creativity are zincite, orange calcite and carnelian.