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November Birthstone: All About the Citrine Crystal | Linjer Jewelry

What is citrine?

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.

Despite its association with summer, citrine is actually one of the November Birthstones—alongside yellow topaz. But anyone can benefit from the warm optimism citrine brings.

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Where is the citrine crystal found?

Natural citrine is most often found in Bolivia, Madagascar, Mexico, Spain and Uruguay, 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. Amethyst that has been heat treated into a citrine color is largely found in Brazil.

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Citrine Crystal Meaning

It should come as no surprise that the golden citrine crystal is known as the stone of positivity and optimism. With warm hues that echo the warm glowing sun, citrine is believed to inspire bursts of energy while brightening the lives of those who wear it. This vibrant November Birthstone is truly a ray of sunshine in crystal form!

What is the citrine crystal used for?

Citrine crystal is believed to possess several healing properties, making it a popular choice for individuals to use in crystal healing practices. It’s a gemstone that is believed to promote positive energy flow, abundance, and manifestation. Thanks to the citrine crystals' uplifting energies and beautiful hues, this vibrant gemstone is also commonly used in jewelry!

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Citrine Crystal 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 Crystal Healing Properties

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.

Citrine Crystal 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!

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Citrine Crystal Cleaning and Care Tips

Ranking at a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, the citrine crystal is fairly durable, making it perfect for everyday wear!

The best way to clean your citrine crystals at home is with chemical-free dish soap and warm water.

Dip a soft-bristled toothbrush in the solution, and gently scrub the affected areas - your citrine should look as good as new!

We also recommend storing your citrine crystals away from your windows. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause your stones to fade and lose their beautiful hues.

How To Wear Citrine Jewelry

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 and winter.

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

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