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Citrine Gemstone - The November Birthstone

Updated on October 21, 2015
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Anamika S Jain is a social media consultant and blogger. She is passionate about topics like astrology, numerology, feng shui and gemstones.

Citrine is a substitute stone for the costly yellow sapphire gemstone.
Citrine is a substitute stone for the costly yellow sapphire gemstone.

Citrine Gemstone - Substitute Stone for Yellow Sapphire

Citrine is a variety of Quartz that ranges in color from a pale yellow to orange brown belonging to the semiprecious stones category. This beautiful translucent gemstone has derived its name from the word "citron" which is the French name for lemon. Citrine has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale with a trigonal crystal system. It is an extremely popular but inexpensive substitute to yellow sapphire gemstone. This stone is used to make fancy and multicolored gemstone jewelry in combination with other stones. This gemstone bears a close resemblance with yellow topaz which is a rare stone.

Citrine is also the wedding anniversary gem associated with the 13th year of marriage. Citrine is a popular birthstone alternative to those born in November. It features in both the Modern and Traditional Birthstones list. It is also the Planetary Gemstone for the Zodiac Sign of Virgo. It is also suitable for people of Zodiac signs of Leo, Gemini and Scorpio. This Stone is associated with Planet Jupiter and Solar Plexus Chakra.

Significance of Wearing Citrine Gemstone Jewelry

Citrine symbolizes light-heartiness, joy and happiness. It brings optimism and cheerfulness. It is the signature of wisdom and peace and acts as a protective talisman. It is a good stone for meditation and promotes psychic awareness and spiritual development. In ancient times, this gem was carried as a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. If worn at night this gem helps prevent nightmares. This stone has immense healing powers and has the power to boost self-confidence, self esteem, creativity, motivation, clarity of thought and inner calm. It also stimulates memory and brings in a feel of security and clears the aura of negative energies and influences. Citrine is a good stone for aligning all the chakras. Citrine is a wonderful manifestation crystal as it motivates you into taking action. This stone is known to promote success and abundance. This is an excellent stone to wear for Writers as it enhances creativity and motivates writers. It is said that putting citrine in the cash drawer in a Business place would increase money luck and success in business. This stone is also thereby called ‘Success Stone’ and ‘Lucky Merchants Stone’.

Citrine gem is used for the maintenance and treatment of the Heart, kidneys, liver, muscles, red and white corpuscles, digestive tract etc. Citrine is valuable in the treatment of depression and eliminates self-destructive tendencies. This stone also aids digestion and removes toxins from the body. It also helps in fighting diabetes.

Because of its hardness, Citrine does not scratch easily. However, they are sensitive to heat and exposure could result in color change. The main sources of citrine include Brazil, Argentina, Madagascar, Myanmar, Namibia, Russia, France, Scotland, Spain and the US.

Citrine Crystal Cluster
Citrine Crystal Cluster

Citrine for Healing

How to know if a Citrine is real or fake?

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    Anamika S Jain 

    6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    No, they don't look the same. Even if 2 Gems may look the same, the refractive indices mostly would be different. One can check it using an instrument called the refractometer. One can judge a stone by its colour, its cleavage, its hardness and its specific gravity. However, It is not in the capacity of all. So it is better to check with experts dealing in gemstones to find if a stone is genuine or not.

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    Aashish 

    7 years ago

    How to differentiate between Citrine and yellow topaz as they both look the same?

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