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

Owner, curator, and buyer for Crystallography Gems. The brick and mortar shop is relatively new, and has been around since 2021 in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood. Our presence as a business and as a rock and gem show has been longstanding, since 2013.Our shop offers crystals, minerals, gems, rocks, jewelry, and metaphysical tools. We work hard to inform our customers, giving them the education they need to be confident, intuitive, and wise collectors of crystals and minerals.