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citrine

              STONE OF SUNSHINE

Citrine is a variety of quartz whose colour ranges from a pale yellow to brown due to ferric impurities. Natural citrines are rare; most commercial citrines are heat-treated amethysts or smoky quartzes. Natural light yellow Citrine is often called "Lemon Quartz" on the gemstone market. The name Citrone is derived from Latin citrina which means "yellow" , but is also associated with "citroin" the French word for lemon.

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                LEGENDS
     
Throughout history and in many cultures citrine was known as the merchant's stone. This explains its associations with the energy of money and why it is considered a wealth stone in feng shui. In addition, according to ancient Chinese myths and legends, Citrine was considered the ‘stone of success’ because it removed misconceptions and enhanced intellect.

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PROPERTIES

Citrine assists in all fast money ventures, and is especially helpful in financial speculation and for commercial success. Carry one in the purse or wallet to attract money and stop excessive outflow. Citrine not only attracts wealth, but also boosts self-esteem and increases your focus. Making it more likely you’ll be successful at completing your tasks. The most important property of citrine, however, is its ability to dispel negative energy. Natural Citrine does not hold or accumulate negative energy, but rather transmutes, dissipates, and grounds it, making it extremely protective for the environment. This gemstone of light carries the healing properties of the sun, It brings optimism, cheerfulness , happiness and abundance. Citrine is the alternate birthstone of November, the natural birthstone of the people born in summer and of the ones born under the sign of Cancer. It is also the accepted birthstone for the 13th and 17th wedding anniversary.