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azurite  bloodstone  Blue Sapphire
Blue Tourmaline  Carnelian  Citrine
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Aventurine Citrine
A variety of quartz, citrine is a stunning yellow stone that can vary from a rusty brown color to the more sought after lemon yellow. Often confused with golden topaz, and sometimes even named topaz (brazilin topaz, topaz quartz) citrine has suffered from a bit of an identity crisis of the years. It is of course however not in the topaz family, but it is a testament to its splendor that it is often confused with this much more expensive stone. Amethyst can be heat-treated to yield citrine and almost all citrine on the market today is created in this way.

A Little History:
Citrine takes its name from the French term "citron" which means lemon. More than likely due to its rarity, citrine has little historical reference predating the first century B.C. The first instance we see of citrine being used as a gemstone is by the Romans who mainly fashioned it into cabochons.

Healing & Metaphysical Properties:
Sometimes called the “merchant’s stone”, citrine can be placed at a point of transactions, such as a cash register, in order to attract and keep wealth. Worn, a citrine can assist in raising self-confidence, metal focus and intuition by dispelling negative energy. This stone can enhance the body's natural healing energy and is especially helpful in dealing with ailments of the liver, kidneys, heart and digestive system.


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