The variety of quartz whose colour ranges across the zesty yellow part of the spectrum, encompassing everything from the palest cream to darker, near sienna, orange hues. Natural citrines are quite rare and can be found combined with amethysts.
Citrine is one of the three traditional birthstones for November. Said to open the mind to new thoughts and promote optimism, it is considered to be particularly useful for cultivating confidence and self esteem. Citrine is helpful for strengthening the inner light, for artists it is thought to be particularly useful for helping with creativity and imagination, and for preventing creative blocks. Citrine attracts positivity and warmth, absorbing and dispelling negative energy.