Also known as the “Light Maker,” the Citrine gemstone has a bright yellow hue , which reflects its equally vibrant energy. Like Vitamin C for the soul, the Citrine crystal emanates positivity and joy. Its name is derived from the French word for lemon (citron), which carries a sense of sunny and optimistic joie de vivre. Citrine is naturally found all over the world, including Brazil, Africa, Madagascar, Spain, Russia, France, Scotland, and the U.S.
The Citrine crystal has also been used as a decorative gem for thousands of years. As early as 300 BC, Citrine was a favorite item for jewelry makers beginning with the ancient Greeks and Romans. In the first century AD, Citrine crystal was carved into cabochon rings and intelio work. Later in the 17th century, Queen Victoria made Citrine popular by wearing it as jewelry. During this time, Scottish men followed this trend with Citrine crystals on kilt pins and adorning the handles of swords and daggers. In the Art Deco era, the Citrine crystal became popular again as Hollywood stars wore Citrine jewelry on the red carpetin the form of elaborate brooches, necklaces, and other statement pieces with a large faceted gemstone as the centerpiece.
The color is key here: The heat treatment expands the auric field of the crystal, filling it with light and clearing away any lingering etheric toxins. Citrine is also a manifestation crystal that can motivate you to take action. It brings optimism and cheerfulness. Citrine is a good stone for aligning all the chacras (energy centers). It focuses on balancing the solar plexus chakra, which in turn integrates the lower and higher chakras.