Citrine stone is the yellow to reddish-orange member of the crystalline quartz family.
Citrine (Sunela) is a natural, yellow to golden brown colored, semi-precious gemstone from the Quartz mineral family. According to the Vedic astrology, this gemstone is worn as the substitute (upratna) of precious Yellow Sapphire to gain wealth, good social status, higher knowledge, health and progeny bliss. It is also regarded as the alternate birthstone of November in the western astrology.
Who Should Wear Citrine Stone?
Indian astrology connects Citrine (Sunela rashi ratan) with the magnanimous planet ‘Jupiter’ (बृहस्पति). It is said that wearing a good quality, natural Citrine strengthens the Jupiter in the wearer’s horoscope and helps the person to gain higher knowledge, wisdom, good financial status and professional success in life.
- Vedic astrology prescribes Sunela ratan for Sagittarius (धनु राशि) and Meen (Pisces) rashi. .
- Western astrology recommends Citrine birthstone for Sagittarius sign.
- Citrine gem can also be worn by Aries (मेष राशि), Cancer (कर्क राशि), Leo (सिंह राशि), & Scorpio (वृश्चिक राशि).
Citrine Stone Benefits
Since centuries, Citrine gemstone is recognized for its strong metaphysical properties and healing abilities. Apart from its mesmerizing beauty and affordable prices, the astrological benefits of Citrine gemstone also attract the wearer and make this gemstone more desirable. Below, we have mentioned some of the most important Citrine stone benefits –
Improves Professional and Financial Growth
Due to its association with the planet of wisdom and wealth, it is believed that Sunela stone benefits the professionals and business owners suffering from serious monitory losses, unwanted expenses and investment failures. It bestows strong psychic abilities and self-confidence, thereby helps the wearer to deal wisely with the financial stress.
Promotes Higher Learning
According to the ancient belief, wearing Sunela stone positively effects the learning capacity and analytical skills of the wearer. Therefore, this gemstone is considered highly beneficial for students, research professionals and individuals preparing for government jobs and competitive exams.
Restores Fertility and Matrimonial Harmony
The positive energies of Sunela gemstone benefits individual involved in a stressful relationship. Yellow Citrine benefits can also be experienced by the married people who have difficulty conceiving a child.
Color, clarity, cut and origin are the four major quality-defining factors that should be checked carefully while purchasing a natural Citrine gemstone online or from a local supplier. Astrologically, a natural, untreated and unheated bright golden-yellow stone with good transparency is considered the best quality Citrine gemstone.
Citrine Quartz mines are located in many countries including Bolivia, Russia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Brazil and the USA. Amongst all these origin varieties, Brazilian Citrine hold a good reputation because majority of Citrine gems coming from Brazilian mines bear good color and clarity. Some good quality material also comes from the African mining regions.
In the market, Citrine loose gemstones can be found in a plethora of shades which are traded using special names such as ‘Lemon Quartz’, ‘Lemon Citrine’, ‘Smoky Citrine Quartz’, ‘Lemon Green Citrine’, deep reddish yellow ‘Madeira Citrine’ and ‘Champagne Citrine’ etc. We always suggest our customers not to get fascinated by the fancy names and always go for a natural bright yellow to slight golden yellow Citrine with uniform consistency and medium saturation. For astrological use, Citrine stone with brownish tints should be avoided.
Citrine is classified as a Type I clarity gem which means they are expected to be nearly eye-clean. Natural inclusions such as negative crystals, two-phase inclusions, liquid inclusions and partially healed fractures can be found in the medium to low-quality stones. For astrological purposes, we always recommend buyers to prefer a transparent Citrine gemstone with minimum visible flaws.
Citrine can be found in a wide range of shapes (round, oval, emerald, square, trillion, pear etc.) and cuts (princess cut, cushion cut, round). The selection of cut is mainly associated with the beauty and has nothing to do with the astrological properties of the gemstone. So, we can advise buyers to choose a shape that brings out best color and enhances the overall brilliance.
Large size Citrine crystals are comfortably available in nature. Therefore, Citrine price per carat doesn’t increase exponentially for gems in the bigger size. However, in certain cases where the quality of Citrine is super fine, a slight difference in its per carat value can be observed.
On a broader scale, the quality, size and origin are the three major factors that create a difference in the Citrine stone value. A basic idea about all these factors and their influence on price will be helpful for buyers in doing the Citrine gemstone shopping, more confidently.
Note– Currently, the Citrine stone price in India ranges between Rs 150 per carat ($2 approx.) to Rs 400 per carat ($6 approx.) and above. Citrine prices in other countries like the USA, UAE and UK may vary significantly due to the difference in the demand and supply cycle.
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