The prime sources for - natural - citrine are located in Brazil, Madagascar and Myanmar.
The ancient Greeks knew about this gem as early as the 4th century BC (the start of the Hellenistic period). It has been attributed several metaphysical powers as a cure for heart and kidney failures, liver and muscle disease and it encourages the Chi flow. It can activate one's intuition, eliminates self-destructional behavior and is used to promote creativity. The chakra based interpretation views citrine as uplifting, bright, energizing and inspirational.
|Gemological information for citrine|
|Color||Yellow to golden|
|Similar stones||Commonly Confused with Yellow Topaz, Yellow Beryl (heliodor), Yellow Zircon, Yellow Sapphire and Glass|
|Country of origin||Brazil, Madagascar and Myanmar|
|Ultrasonic cleaning||Not safe|
|Steam cleaning||Not safe|
|Warm soapy water||Safe|
|Chemical attact||Usually safe|
|Heat sensitivity||Stable under normal conditions|