CITRINE (South Africa) 

Citrine’s name is derived from the French word citron, meaning lemon.  It is a yellow/brown variety of quartz, with impurities of colloidal iron giving its color.  Natural Citrine is rare & is a smoky dark yellow to light yellow.  Most Citrine in cluster form on the market today is heat treated Amethyst.  When heated to temperatures above 500ºC, most Amethyst will turn a dark orange/red/brown color, and is then sold as citrine.  

– Associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, zodiac sign of Leo & vibrates to the number 6.

– Premier stone of manifestation & personal will.  Meditation or intention setting with this stone will enhance one’s manifestation abilities tenfold. 

– Carries the power of the sun – is energizing and life-giving.

– Clears the mind of distraction, allowing one to see more clearly their path of action, to achieve goals. 

– Creative & imaginative, it transforms dreams into tangible forms.

– Gives energy and enthusiasm to life. 

– Transmutes, dissipates, and grounds negative energy. Never needs to be cleaned or cleared.

– Encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings, and new pursuits.

– Physically beneficial to calm anxiety and help one lose weight by boosting metabolism and energy levels. 


Hardness: 7 Mohs

Specific Gravity: 2.6-2.7 

Refractive Index: 1.544-1.553

Michelle Ferris

Michelle Ferris is the owner, curator, and buyer for Crystal Lounge by Crystallography Gems. Born & raised in Seattle by first-generation parents, she has worked to create authentic, connective, and inclusive events for the better portion of her professional life. Since 2013, Michelle worked to create community-activated Rock, Gem, Art, & Music shows, at which Crystallography Gems was a cornerstone. At the start of the pandemic, moved her operation online, and opened a shop in Georgetown, expanding into a larger showroom in 2022. In November 2023, she moved her shop to downtown Seattle, rebranding it as Crystal Lounge by Crystallography Gems. Her shop offers crystals, minerals, gems, rocks, jewelry, and metaphysical tools, and focuses on getting her customers the tools they need, and the education needed for them to make informed, confident decisions about their purchases.