Is there any concrete evidence that healing crystals actually work? Not really. But is that going to stop us from collecting these beautiful gems and trying to harness their magic powers? Nope. So we’re teaming up with Heather Askinosie, co-founder of Energy Muse and author of Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune In to the Real You, to find out more about citrine, aka the merchant's stone.
Color: Pale yellow to almost brown, citrine is a transparent quartz that may sometimes contain rainbow or sparkle inclusions. (Ohh, so pretty.)
Origin: Citrine can be found naturally in many locations, including Brazil, Spain, Russia, Madagascar and the United States. It has purportedly been used as an ornamental gem since 300 B.C. and was popular in Ancient Greece and Rome.
Healing properties: “Derived from the French word citron, meaning lemon, this crystal’s vibe is anything but sour,” says Askinosie. How so? Citrine is known as the stone of wealth and abundance. Harness this gem’s powers to attract prosperity, and to help maintain your (vast, vast) fortune. But it’s not all Champagne and yachts—citrine also encourages sharing and generosity.