Natural Citrine is a 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.
This natural smoky citrine crystal is a very smoky deep brown/grey/black, highlighted by many inclusions and a beautiful phantom crystal embedded inside. There is a reflective patch on the tip of the piece that reflects a beautiful rainbow. This piece would be great for meditation, on an altar, or as home or office decor.
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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Due to the nature of natural products and photographic tendencies, size and color may differ from photos listed.