Zodiac Sign: Gemini, Cancer
Chemical Formula: SiO2
Citrine, like amethyst, is quartz but with a twist. While amethyst is quartz with traces of iron, citrine is quartz with traces of iron that has been heated. Citrine occurs rarely in nature compared to quartz and amethyst, but it is highly sought after for its gorgeous amber hue. This makes it popular to take amethyst and give it an artificial heat treatment, turning the gem from purple to orange. Citrine can be clear as a bell, or so smoky it is nearly impossible to determine from smoky quartz. Citrine is a warm, comforting, and life-giving crystal. Its color reminds one of a simmering hearth fire. Citrine is often used by those who wish to energize aspects of their life, such as imagination and will. It is thought that one of its most impressive aspects is its ability to dissipate and ground negative energy, which is good for the environment. Citrine is highly encouraged to be worn on the person, as well as placed around a creative space such as an office or studio.