Healing Properties of Citrine
To manifest your dreams, you first need to know what they are. By activating both your imagination and your will, citrine helps you clearly envision what you want, and then gives you the persistence to see it through.
Citrine as a Gemstone
Citrine is a beautiful yellow gemstone with a color that ranges from light to dark. High quality citrine is transparent, while lower grade style, like those used in beading, can have an opaque look to it. Citrine is sometimes mistaken for the more expensive yellow topaz.
Citrine sits at a 7 on the Mohs Scale. It is a member of the quartz family along with onyx, carnelian, and amethyst.
Natural citrine is very rare and is found in small amounts in only a few places in the world. Russia, Spain, France, and Hungary are known for natural citrine. Most citrine you see on the market is actually amethyst or smoky quartz that has been heat treated. The heat treatment changes to color of the stone to a shade of yellow. It is difficult to tell natural citrine from heat treated citrine unless you are a gemologist and know what to look for.