Citrine, known as a healing stone, has long represented warmth and energy due to it's orange hues. Citrine is derived from an old French word citrin, which means “yellow”, taking its name from the citron fruit because of its lemon-inspired shades. The first civilization thought to wear the enticing yellow tones of citrine were the Romans and during the Romantic Period in turn-of-the-century Europe, citrine became more popular for the way it visually enhances gold jewelry.
Throughout history, people believed that citrine carried the powers to calm tempers, soothe anger and manifest desires, especially prosperity. To leverage these powers, Egyptians used citrine gems as talismans, the ancient Greeks carved iconic images into them, and Roman priests fashioned them into rings. It is also known as the “healing quartz” for its ability to comfort, soothe and calm. It can release negative feelings, spark imagination and manifest fresh beginnings. It’s even called the “merchant’s stone” for its tendency to attract wealth and prosperity.