Citrine Quartz

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Citrine Quartz

Citrine Quartz

Citrine - The Golden Gem

The Citrine Gemstone is an exquisite semi-precious gemstone and is the birthstone for November. It is often considered to be one of the most valuable forms of quartz. Jewelry designers use citrine in their fashion jewelry designs often. In fact, many times, citrine is used as a substitute for topaz. It is also a popular and economical alternative to the much more expensive yellow sapphire or yellow diamond. Citrine is available in a wide range of colors including yellow to gold to orange brown shades of transparent quartz. Sunny and affordable, citrine can brighten almost any jewelry style, blending especially well with the shimmering white of sterling silver or white gold. The golden yellow color of citrine and heat-treated honey citrine are quite popular with jewelry designers today, and exquisite sterling silver pendants and other fashion jewelry can be purchased online and in stores throughout the US.

The name citrine is derived from the French word citron - lemon. Citrine was used by Roman people for intaglio and cabochon during primary centuries after Christ. Citrine was also mentioned with respect to Israel tribe Naphtali. Brazil is the world's leading producer of natural Citrine with the majority of it's production coming from the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

The chemical composition of citrine is silicon dioxide. The crystals formed follow a hexagonal structure which commonly shows as clusters of pyramids based on a geode. They could also come in short, terminated crystals either singly or in aggregates. Natural citrines are typically formed when intense heat is applied to amethyst. This can happen in nature when deposits of amethyst are near a heat source in the earth's crust. In many amethyst deposits, the amethyst has been partially or fully changed to a darker brown citrine due to naturally occurring high temperatures, thereby changing the amethyst into natural citrine. Darker shades of the stone are sometimes used to accent freshwater pearl necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.  Citrine has a hardness of 7 on the Moh's scale.

Citrine is said to symbolize aid digestion, happiness, and can be useful to treat depression and diabetes. It is also believed that the stone will protect the wearer from negativity. It is also supposed to bring about prosperity and hope. It is also supposed to aid in correcting stomach problems as well as circulatory issues. Some people even believe that a citrine pendant is supposed to provide is protection against snake venom. Feng shui masters recommend that the citrine crystal be displayed in the south east corner of your home or office to have best results. Roman armies of old wore citrine on the chest because they believed in its life-saving properties, and their belief in its ability to cleanse, purify and eliminate poisons that build up in the body.

About the Author

As an author of several articles on gemstones, Dale clearly is passionate about gems and jewelry.  His secondary interests cover consumer electronics where he continues to write on cheap MP3 players and other digital technology.

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Where would I get these Feng Shui materials?

Alright, so we're starting to Feng Shui our house and we've got books on it and everything but we don't know where to buy these things.
thanks for you help:
Amethyst crystals
Citrine crystals
aventurine crystals
Rose quartz crystals
Hematite crystals
jade crystal
Spherical lead faceted crystal
natural quartz crystal
Pa Kua mirror

first, you need to understand that fengshui is about knowing where the good and bad energy in your house (by using the fengshui methods), so you can use these accordingly. if you just depend on some books to put what in certain places, then i dont think that you can be sure of the methods that supports them. and supposed you dont have such crystals available in your location? what then? by this time you'll be stumped.

as i said before, when the rooms in your house is arranged with the living areas (bedroom, kitchen, etc) placed in the areas with good energy, and the toilet and storage placed in the bad energy areas, then you dont have to use crystals and the ba gua mirror. actually with the rooms in their proper places is more powerful than having the crystals and the ba gua mirror.

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