Citrine crystal derives the name from the Greek word ‘citron’, as the crystal had a color similar to the citrus fruit. Citrine is traditionally associated with success, power and prosperity. As a result, it is also called ‘Success Stone’ or ‘Merchant Stone’ (owing to its association with the ideal of wealth & prosperity). It is deemed to clear up unwanted negative energies, and bring confidence and clarity. Citrine is considered to have beneficial effects with regard to problems of kidney, spleen, pancreas, and the digestive and blood circulatory systems. It is the birthstone for those born in November.
Citrine occurs as a very pale yellow, in a range of shades of yellow upto a deep honey color. A naturally occurring combination of purple Amethyst and golden Citrine has been bestowed with name “Ametrine” and is found only in Bolivia.