Most of the Citrine on the market is lemon yellow in colour, this Citrine is also known as 'heat-treated' or 'common' Citrine. These common Citrine crystals are in fact Amethyst that have turned yellow through being exposed to high temperatures, this can occur naturally within the Earth before mining or it can be done artificially in an oven.
AMETHYST AND COMMON CITRINE QUARTZ
If you look closely at the image below you can see that the Amethyst used for this pendant has an area of slight yellow on the right hand side of the stone where it must have come into contact with a heat source.
AMETHYST PENDANT by QUIRKY QUARTZ
Sadly it is hard to tell if the common Citrine has been formed naturally or artificially. It is easy though to see the difference between common and natural Citrine Quartz. as the next image shows. Natural Citrine has a distinct smokey golden colour and is generally a clearer crystal with fewer fractures running through it. The natural Citrine is the crystal on the right.
COMMON vs NATURAL CITRINE QUARTZ
The energies of these two crystals are different and below is a guide to how to use each one.
Is most useful for those who feel deep down that they are undeserving of material wealth and abundance. Natural Citrine can help them to be more open to the energies of manifestation and to have the courage to take decisive action towards their desires and stop them from 'shooting themselves in the foot' when opportunities are presented to them.
This crystal is wonderful for those who have a tendancy towards negativity and 'doom and gloom', it lifts dark moonds and thought patterns, encouraging optimism. It is also useful for those who say yes when they really mean no, as it helps them to have the willpower to set clear boundaries and stick to them.
You can find both types of Citrine here at Quirky Quartz in the Crystals and Stones section of the shop.