Citrine comes originally from the Latin word, citrus’ means lemon and refers to the yellow color of this very special gemstone, which is rare in nature.
Citrine, Mostly Available Gemstone
Formation of Citrine
Citrine is always made of crystal quartz – but the natural citrine is caused by huge temperatures inside the earth. Citrines are stained by inclusions of iron oxide or iron hydroxide, which are so tiny that they are invisible even under a microscope.
These micro-fine iron oxide particles absorb the light in the violet-blue range of the color spectrum, only this process gives the citrine its color shades, which can range from light yellow to brown-orange.
In addition to the naturally occurring Citrine, there are burnt amethysts, which get a yellow-orange to brown color through strong heating and are sold under different names as gemstones in the trade.
Usage of Citrine
Citrine comes in several shades of yellow, the most common are pale to honey yellow colors. Sometimes, however, this gemstone is also found in a brownish or golden brown color.
Citrine has been well known and loved as a jewelry and healing stone since antiquity. Roman legionnaires wore the citrine on the chest or around the neck – he should give them the necessary strength in battle.
Citrine is the ideal healing stone for dispelling of stress or grief. It activates our spirits, enhances mood and strengthens not only our self-confidence but also our vitality.
The spiritual clarity is increased by the Citrine. On the physical level, the sunstone is said to have a detoxifying effect, which has a beneficial effect on the liver, kidneys, stomach, and intestine. Even with a poor concentration of Citrine is also helpful.
Because of his direct effect on the nervous costume, he ensures that we can focus much better. Particularly sensitive people benefit from the subtle effect of Citrine if they wear it as an amulet or necklace directly on the skin. And a particularly intense effect is attributed to the sunstone also in connection with water.
You should just put it overnight in a water-filled decanter – and in the morning take the refreshing energetic drink in small sips.