Citrine - knowledge base, jewelry
Properties of citrine, physiological effects, zodiac signs and citrine jewelry.
It got its name from the yellowish color (from the word lemon).
This color is caused by its iron content. The raw crystals of citrine are called yellow crystals. Under its own name, it is never marketed as a citrine. Citrine is a rare mineral. Amethyst or smoky quartz can be discolored by heating. These artificial lemons are recognizable by their pale reddish hue, in contrast to the real lemon, which is mostly pale yellow in color.
Beautiful quality clear citrine gemstones are incorporated into jewelry.
Chains are made from lower quality ones.
In the past, citrine was used to falsify topaz and was called Brazilian topaz. The color of Madagascar citrine is topaz yellow.
Chemical and physical properties of citrine:
Formula: SiO2 silicon dioxide
Crystal system: trigonal
Transparency: translucent, opaque
Fracture: conchoidal ridge
Mohs scale hardeness: 7,0
Specific gravity: 2,6 – 2,7 g/cm³
Major metaphysical healing properties attributed to citrine:
Stimulates pancreatic function, prevents diabetes, balances thyroid function, helps with gastrointestinal problems, lowers cholesterol, stimulates metabolism, balances thyroid function, cleanses the skin, can be used to treat psoriasis, eliminates fatigue, fatigue.
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Occurence of citrine
Most citrines come from the Brazilian states of Goyaz and Minas Gerais. Their color is lemon-orange. It is also found in citrine in the USA, Madagascar, Argentina, Burma, Spain, Scotland and Russia.