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Citrine – The merchant’s stone

Citrine is a member of the quartz family that is colored pale yellow to a deep golden brown. The color is such due to the presence of iron in the crystalline content. In some pale yellow varieties, the color can be so pale, that it can even be mistaken for colorless quartz or a light colored version of smoky quartz. Most citrine being sold on the market is in fact, heat treated amethyst. So, that means, the citrine you now hold in your hands, is in all probability, an amethyst-turned-citrine! There is reason to believe many citrine crystals sold on
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