Natural Citrine is a smoky yellow variety of the Quartz family of crystals. It sits at a 7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness and takes a great polish.
Most commonly recognized Citrine on the market is heat treated to obtain the vibrant color. It is a common practice for the industry, in polished stones, jewelry, and specimens. The heat treated stones are chemically identical to natural Citrine, and cannot be differentiated with modern testing. Through experience, we have learned that natural Citrine is usually a smoky yellow color, not the vibrant color we recognize today.
The Tree of Life has a vast and complex belief system attached to it, but there are some elements that can be found in nearly every mythology surrounding the Tree of Life. It is thought to be the ultimate gateway to knowledge of oneself, manifestation, and self-development.
Citrine has long been associated with the sun, and is thought to encourage a sunny disposition. It is thought to attract prosperity, positivity, and good health. It is often a stone recommended to lift moods, encourage positive thinking, and bring abundance.
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