Citrine is rare in nature. In the days before modern gemology, its tawny color caused it to be confused with topaz. Today, its attractive color, plus the durability and affordability it shares with most other quartzes, makes it the top-selling yellow-to-orange gem.The finest citrine color is a saturated yellow to reddish orange free of brownish tints.
Hardness (Mohs hardness scale): 7
People have used citrine in jewelry for thousands of years. Egyptians gathered ornately striped agates from the shore and used them as talismans, the ancient Greeks carved rock crystal ornaments that glistened like permafrost, and the hands of Roman pontiffs bore rings set with huge purple amethysts. Gems from the Victorian era have surfaced, and it’s not hard to imagine that citrine was treasured even in earlier times.
Citrine Absorbs Negativity
Citrine's energy and color are the reasons that this stone is associated with the sun. The stone drives out darkness and night fears and helps to protect against negative people. It also is good for prosperity.