Citrine is a beautiful yellow crystal in the Quartz family and is thought to carry the energy of the Sun. It is sometimes called "the merchant's stone" or "shop keepers stone" as it is said to bring good fortune & abundance for businesses. It is one of the only 2 crystals in the mineral kingdom that is thought to not need cleansing as it does not collect any energy. Energy healers believe this stone is primarily associated with the solar plexus chakra (energy center in the body) & is said to be for balancing yin-yang energy + helping one access their personal power. Smokey Quartz is also a from of Quartz, and owes its color to gamma irradiation and the presence of traces of aluminum present in the earth. Energetically, it is said to be one of the most grounding & clearing stones available, both purifying & protecting. It is associated with the Root chakra (energy center). I like to think of it as a nervous system reset. Energy healers believe itto be great for anxiety & calming nerves. Please note - It can fade over long periods of time in direct sunlight.
This gorgeous point comes from the earth in Brazil where it was polished and the base was cut. It weighs 3.3oz and measures about 1.75 x 2 x 1.5 inches. It appears more smokey color but it the sunlight it shows off its citrine dark honey color. (it was purchased in a mixed batch of both citrine and smokey quartz from the same mine)