ETYMOLOGY: The Latin citrinus, their yellow color.



MINERAL CLASS: Oxides, quartz group.


HARDENESS:  7  on the Mohs scale.

FIELDSBrazil, Argentina, Madagascar, Myanmar, Namibia, Scotland, Russia.

MINERALOGY: A gem of the quartz family yellow, its color can vary from pale yellow to orange. It is a hyaline quartz, its color is due to tiny iron deposits. It is formed in pegmatites and hydrothermal veins, in drusen and crevices.

MYTHOLOGY: The name citrine was used until the sixteenth century many yellow stones (beryl, zircon) it was in 1546 when he was assigned the name of yellow quartz. In ancient times, the citrine was used as protection against snake venom and evil thoughts; also they used it as a talisman to protect against the plague. The ancient Romans used citrine for beautiful jewelry and intaglio work (artistic technique in which an image is created by cutting, carved or engraved on a flat surface). The citrine was widely used as a precious gem for jewelry used in the nineteenth century. During the Art Deco period and citrine stone more used to wearing them preparing their parts for Hollywood stars Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford was introduced.

PROPERTIES: He is known as the guide to wealth and abundance. Encourages self-confidence, brings joy of living, it helps overcome depression, makes you outgoing and stimulate self-expression.


CHAKRAS: Throat, solar plexus, spleen.

ZODIAC SIGN: Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius.

USES: Jewellery, meditation and collection.

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