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Genuine Natural Citrines are so different and easy-to-distinguish from the "burnt Amethyst" ones... but still people offer it for sale everywhere. Here is how to easily spot the Fake Citrine and learn about genuine Natural Citrines:

Firstly - The fake stuff is the wrong shape!!

When Amethyst is baked to make Fake Citrine, an Amethyst cluster or a crystal is always used. These are Amethysts that have been broken/smashed out of an Amethyst cave/geode. This is very obvious, because the "individual" crystals of Fake Citrine (and Amethyst from geodes!) always have a very tapered base - like a tooth root / a diamond-shape. Fake Citrines do NOT have the straight 6 sides of a natural Quartz point.. like a Natural Citrine would. A Natural Citrine IS a 6-sided Clear Quartz point , with a twinge of Iron giving it the rare colour, so it should have six straight NATURAL vertical sides like Clear Quartz. (see photos below)

And Secondly - it's by far the wrong colour ! !

Citrine is Clear Quartz (Silica Dioxide) which has been introduced to trace Iron elements and heat during its growth - giving a subtle white wine Yellow. "Burnt Amethyst" crystals are such an unnatural orange colour.

Iron and Quartz (silica dioxide) react in other ways within the mineral kingdom too: when Iron is on the very the outside of translucent crystals, not inside, this Iron trace is called 'Golden Healer' and it is golden yellow with rainbows like oil-on-water. (When lots of Iron gets into Clear Quartz - you have Carnelian: a totally natural darker Orange Quartz.)


So - the Shape and the Colour of a Faked Citrine is Wrong!! Natural Citrine is a stunning gentle White Wine colour - NOT a horrid burnt dark Orange.

I am utterly fed up with people selling Fake Citrine / Burnt Amethyst : it is something I am completely against and feel everyone should know the truth!

I have seen millions of crystal in my years working around world with them... I can pick up a wide variety of crystal types and minerals, and most of time accurately state what country it grew in - like a wine taster can pin-point where a wine comes from.... "Faked Citrines" are a well known scam to everyone in the Mineral Industry, and we can spot the difference from 100 metres!

I strongly believe Crystals select their unique shapes, natural colours and the fundamental binding-together of certain raw chemical Elements - in order to be Pure and convey Perfection in Natural Order. So I feel that if a crystal has spent thousands of years - choosing to be Purple (Amethyst) then it wants to be purple, Not Yellow! I only see them as Amethyst crying for help.

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A Natural Citrine is a powerful balancer of the Solar Plexus - see :
Citrine Healing Information

 


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