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.
This Citrine pendant at first glance has a pale yellow color and a brilliant polished setting. When you look closer you can see an amazing inclusion. To me the inclusion looks like 2 feathers side by side or angel wings! This would be a beautiful gift for someone really special!
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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