Citrine – A Gift from the Sun

Those born in November have a choice of birthstones, the beautiful topaz which comes in a rainbow of colors or the yellow, gold or amber citrine. We’ve written generally about both stones here. Let’s focus on the sunny, durable and affordable citrine.

Citrine is actually pretty rare in nature and most citrine on the market is the result of heat-treating amethyst. Citrine is the top selling yellow to orange gem with the earthy, deep brownish or reddish orange color the most popular. Through the centuries, citrine has been mistaken for topaz and both gems are thought to carry similar powers.

Citrine, with its warm yellows to orange color is said to be a gift from the sun. Many feel that it is a healing gem, promoting calming, soothing and comfort. Others believe it sparks imagination and encourages new beginnings and prosperity. Today, many believe this stone is associated with success and wealth, giving it a nickname of the “merchant’s stone”.

Whether you love it for its healing powers or its ability to spark imagination, this golden gem will be perfect for brightening up a chilly November day. Stop by Bridgewaters to see if owning one brings you wealth and prosperity.