Natural Citrine Points 7cm
Citrine is a transparent variety of quartz and is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth. The name citrine comes from an old French word “citrin,” meaning lemon. As one of the rarer forms of quartz, this gemstone ranges in colour from the palest yellow to a dark amber.
Most citrine is mined in Brazil. Small quantities of citrine are also found in the U.S, Sri Lanka, Spain, Russia, Colorado, Bolivia, Burma, Madagascar and Canada. This gem has been very popular throughout history. The Romans were thought to be the first to wear citrine by crafting it into highly polished but unfaceted cuts of stone known as cabachon. Citrine became more popular during the Romantic Period, during the artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century.
Folklore and Healing Properties:
Citrine is believed to help the heart, kidney, digestive tract, liver and muscles. It promotes creativity, helps personal clarity and eliminates self-destructive tendencies and symbolises optimism, vigour and loyalty. Back in the day it was believed to be a protector from snake poison, noxious reptiles and the plague.
It has long been known as the Merchants Stone. Many shopkeepers keep this stone near their cash registers to maximise wealth. Apart from wealth it also takes care of health with syndromes like acid indigestion, poor blood circulation, food disorders and allergies.