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Commonly known as the birthstone of November, do you know that Citrine brings joy and is one of the few stones that attracts wealth?
Originating from the Latin word citrina, citrine got this name because of its pale yellow citrusy colour. At one point in time, it was called the "sun stone" as people thought it was able to hold sunlight. Another interesting information is, due to its colour, people once associated it with gold, and, thereafter, it is known as the merchant's stone. Citrine is considered the stone of the Messenger God, Mercury, by the Romans and was used to carve intaglios.
Belonging to the quartz family, Citrine is a type of transparent, pale-yellow to yellowish brown or smoky grey-brown crystal. Its colour is due to the presence of the element, iron.
Due to its attractive colour, high clarity, durability and relatively friendly pricing; it is one of the most frequently purchased gem. The addition into the birthstone list in 1952 further increased its popularity.
With such a wide colour range, Citrine can be further described as yellow, orangey-yellow, yellowish orange, and brownish orange. Pricing is affected by colour and the extent of inclusions within the final product. Stones of pale colour, due to its abundance, are usually less expensive; whereas, those of rich and uniform in colour are considered rare and valuable.
Colour: pale yellow to yellow, yellowish brown or smoky grey-brown
Mohs Hardness: 7.0
Refractive Index: 1.544 - 1.553
Specific Gravity: 2.651
Rarity: Natural, non-treated ones are relatively rare
Source: Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Uruguay
Known as one of the stone of abundance, Citrine teaches one how to manifest, attract wealth and prosperity, success, and all good things. It is also a happy, generous stone encouraging sharing of wealth while helping to retain. With the ability to impart joy, darkness and negativity have no place around it.
This stone raises self-esteem and self-confidence, and removes destructive tendencies by making one less sensitive, especially to criticism, and acting on constructive ones. It improves individuality, motivates, activates creativity, and encourages self-expression; and helps to develop positive attitude and to look ahead optimistically. It also promotes enjoyment of new experiences and encourages exploring every possible avenue until on find the best solution.
Citrine boosts concentration and reinvigorate the mind; and is a great stone for overcoming depression, fears, and phobias. It promotes inner calm so that wisdom can emerge; and helps in absorbing information, analysing situations and guide them in the right direction. Wearing one also helps in say one's thoughts and feelings.
This stone promotes joy in life; releases negative traits, fears, and feelings at the deepest of levels. It overcomes fear of responsibility and stops anger; and helps one to move into the flow of feelings and become emotionally balanced.
To cleanse the crystal, run it under tapwater after each wear, tap the pieces dry with a soft clean cloth; and lay it on an open surface for at least 2 to 3 hours. Thereafter, you may keep or wear.
Abrupt temperature changes can cause citrine to fracture. Avoid prolonged exposure of citrine to intense light, which can cause color fading. Citrine can also be damaged by hydrofluoric acid, ammonium fluoride and alkaline solutions.
黄水晶源自拉丁语“citrina”，因其淡黄色柑橘色而得名。 曾几何时，它被称为“太阳石”，因为人们认为它能够容纳阳光。 另一个有趣的信息是，由于它的颜色，人们曾经将它与黄金联系在一起，此后它被称为商人之石。 黄水晶被罗马人视为信使之神水星的石头，并被用来雕刻凹版。
由于其迷人的色彩、高透明度、耐用性和相对友好的价格； 它是最常购买的宝石之一。 自1952 年被列入生日石名单后，它变得更受欢迎了。
黄水晶的颜色范围广泛，可以进一步描述为黄色、橙黄色、黄橙色和棕橙色。 定价以最终产品颜色和内含物程度的影响。 浅色宝石由于储量丰富，通常价格较便宜； 而颜色丰富、均匀的则被认为是稀有而珍贵的。
折射率：1.544 - 1.553
黄水晶被称为丰富的石头之一，它教导我们如何呈现，即吸引财富和繁荣、成功和所有美好的事物。 这是一块快乐、慷慨的石头，鼓励人们分享所拥有的东西，同时帮助人们保住自己的财富。 由于有能力向所有拥有它的人传递欢乐，因此忧郁和消极情绪在它周围没有立足之地。 这块石头也有助于缓和团体或家庭的不和。
这石头可以提高自尊和自信，并通过降低人们的敏感度（尤其是对批评的敏感度），并采纳有建设性的批评取建设性的行动来消除破坏性倾向。 它提高个性、激励、激活创造力、鼓励自我表达； 并有助于培养积极的态度并乐观地展望未来。 它还促进享受新体验，并鼓励探索每一种可能的途径，直到找到最佳解决方案。
黄水晶可以提高注意力并重振精神； 是克服抑郁和恐惧的一块极好的石头。 它促进内心的平静，使智慧得以涌现； 并帮助吸收信息、分析情况并引导他们走向正确的方向。 佩戴它还有助于表达一个人的想法和感受。
这块石头促进生活的欢乐； 释放最深层的负面特征、恐惧和感受。 它克服了对责任的恐惧并停止了愤怒； 并帮助一个人进入感情的流动并变得情绪平衡。
请在每次佩戴后用水冲洗，然后用干净的软布将其拍干； 并将其放在开放的表面上至少 2 至 3 小时。 之后，您可以收纳或佩戴。
温度突变可能会导致黄水晶破裂。 也请避免黄水晶长时间暴露在强光下，否则会导致褪色。 氢氟酸、氟化铵和碱性溶液也会损坏黄水晶。
Hall, J. (2003). Citrine. In The Crystal Bible: The definitive guide to every crystal. essay, Godsfield.
Gem notes: Gemstone Information. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads. (n.d.). https://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/encyclobeadia/gem-notes/gemnotecitrine#:~:text=Citrine%20Geological%20Properties,Madagascar%20and%20the%20former%20USSR.
King, H. M. (n.d.). Citrine. geology. https://geology.com/gemstones/citrine/