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Citrine Gemstone Meaning | The Stone of Summer

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Summer is still in full swing: our coffee is iced, our cheeks are sun-kissed, and days at the beach are beckoning. So, naturally, we wanted to chat with you today about the stone of summer—Citrine.

Follow along to learn about the Citrine gemstone meaning, its properties, and how it makes for the perfect summer jewelry (think: stunning citrine rings such as our Sofia Ring, citrine necklaces, and more).

Citrine Meaning: What is Citrine?

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Citrine is a gorgeous yellow-to-orange quartz mineral whose name comes from the French word for lemon, citron. You may already be familiar with some of its family members, like rose quartz and amethyst.

This stone has been loved for thousands of years and thought to be a gift from the sun, giving it its nickname: the summer stone, representing joy, clarity, and warmth.

Though, despite its association with summer, Citrine is actually one of the November Birthstones—alongside yellow topaz. Of course, anyone, not just those born in November, can benefit from the warm optimism Citrine brings.

What is the Citrine crystal used for?

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Citrine makes for elegant jewelry that can complement any outfit. With its rich, golden yellow color, it’s the perfect stone to slip on for all your summertime endeavors—or, to bring a little sunshine come fall.

But this stone isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, it also carries some pretty special properties that you can harness through your jewelry.

Citrine Stone Properties

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Citrine Metaphysical Properties

Due to Citrine’s connection with Solar Plexus and Sacral Chakra, wearing citrine stones is said to help you stay confident and grounded. It is also believed to help you steer clear of any negativity, improve your spiritual intuition, and ignite your creativity.

Citrine Emotional and Healing Properties

Similar to the feeling of soaking in a ray of sunshine, it makes sense that this summer stone brings us positive and uplifting energies.

What’s more, one of the many other reasons Citrine is so well-loved is for its strong healing energy. The Citrine healing properties are believed to help you fight off fatigue, giving you vibrant energy. It’s also been thought throughout history to aid your digestion, immune health, circulation, and even rid your body of toxins.

One of our favorite ways to keep this subtle lemon quartz gemstone close to the heart is by wearing the Sigrid Gemstone Necklace—which comes in a lovely yellow citrine.

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Citrine Physical Properties

Like its name origin, citron, meaning lemon—this quartz stone offers a soft kiss of yellows and oranges. You will also often see rich, honey-like tones present.

Citrine is a translucent and vitreous stone, making it appear more delicate. But that doesn’t mean they're not durable; indeed, these natural stones rank as a 7 (out of 10) on the Mohs hardness scale and are properly tough!

Natural citrine is also known as silicon dioxide and is most often found in Brazil, though it is sourced in other places as well. While natural citrine can be difficult to source, there are other means to obtain citrine—such as by using heat to treat certain quartz varieties such as smoky quartz and purple amethyst. Such heat treated citrine varieties often end up as a more vibrant and golden citrine compared to the natural variety, which more often manifests in pale yellow, lemony hues.

How To Wear Citrine Jewelry: The Citrine Ring (Sofia)

With Citrine jewelry on, the dreamy summer mood followers. The best way to harness gems’ properties is by wearing them against our skin. So, dress yourself with this bright and elegant stone to feel positive, energetic, and unstoppable all summer long. Citrine jewelry is the perfect polishing touch for your everyday denim and tee to airy summer dresses.

Linjer Sofia Ring

For a little sunshine wherever you go, place our Citrine Ring - Sofia on your finger. Your Citrine gem will glisten softly as it reflects the light, making you look and feel radiant.


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