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As enigmatic as the people born in November, Citrine gemstone holds the radiance of the Sun and transcends warm glow to its bearer. The November Birthstone is said to have unfathomable healing properties and is associated with success and opulence. Wearing Citrine gemstone jewellery helps the wearer in reaffirming faith in oneself and brings hope, positive vibes, confidence and composure in life.
Naturally found in different hues of yellow-orange and gold, it claims its existence in the exotic lands of Europe, Zambia, Brazil and Bolivia. Its affordable price makes it popular amongst the stone lovers. The most sought after gemstone, is available in different shades and sizes across the world. Citrine silver and gold rings and pendants are a common choiceof those people who have an eye for exquisite gemstone jewellery.
The gemstone, known to have talismanic properties is claimed to have been used for the first time in form of jewellery in Greece in the Hellenistic Age (323-280 BC). It was worn to keep away oneself from the nemesis like sinful thoughts, inebriation, treachery, scandals etc. It was also believed to protect against epidemics and venomous snake and reptile bites. Commonly known as the merchant stone, it was believed to attract wealth and prosperity and was considered as a good luck charm by the merchants while travelling across the nations.
Citrine is also worn as a substitute of yellow sapphire. As per the astrological recommendations, Citrine is advised to those who suffer from various phobias and have to overcome despair and gloom. Citrine energizes solar plexus chakra and alleviates back pain and related issues, positively influences the mind, driving out depression and negative energy. It is also said to be effective in curing ailments related to liver, spleen, digestive system and the bladder.
It reflects vitreous lustre and exhibits Hexagonal crystal system.Hailing from Quartz class of minerals, it measures 7 on Mohs hardness scale. Hailing from the silicon dioxide family, it gets its tawny colourfrom suspended particles of hydrous iron oxide. Its refractive index ranges from 1.544 to 1.553 and has a specific gravity of 2.65.
Citrine birthstone jewellery must not be exposed to heat or subjected to steam, however it can be washed with soap and warm water. It does not chip off easily, but care must be taken while cleaning it under ultrasonic cleaners.