Dance to your own beat and delight in your amazing self. Attract spiritual abundance and financial prosperity. Cleanse and charge your energy fields and environment. Feel lighthearted, courageous, and peacefully empowered. Let Natural Citrine inspire you to outrageous happiness!
These fabulous Citrine points are sure to delight! They are fully natural with a gorgeous golden color. These Citrines would look great lined up on a shelf or placed on an alter. They would be phenomenal in a crystal grid. Each one has a flat bottom so they can stand up straight. Some of them are tall and skinny, others are short and fat, if you have a preference, mention it in the order notes.
This mine and gem dealer are a family business in Brazil. The family owns a small Lithium Quartz mine. They also have relationships with miner co-ops and lapidary co-ops around Brazil. The mother of the family is particularly passionate about ethical sourcing. All workers are safe and paid fair wages.
I first met this source at the 2020 Tucson Gem Show. I was surprised to see a sign that advertised “ethical sourcing” and immediately went to investigate. I discovered a Brazilian family business, run by a father, mother, and their sons. The business has existed for over 30 years, but recently the mother became concerned about conditions in Brazilian mines and polishing factories, and their effect on local communities. She gradually transformed the business following the principles of Fair Trade and articulated her own ethical values. Among these values are: to be environmentally friendly, work with miners co-ops, have a participatory workplace, develop long-term relationships, sponsor education for miners’ children, and respect cultural identities.
I had a long conversation with this inspiring woman, discussing both our own businesses as well as the larger industry. We already shared many of the same values, but I was intrigued by her commitment to respecting cultural identities. In Brazil, mines are often located on land owned by indigenous peoples. Often, miners are from somewhere else and usually don’t have any vested interest in protecting the local environment or distributing wealth into the local economy. To respect cultural identities means to do business with local indigenous peoples, rather than transient outsiders.
Published May 2015 • Updated February 2024 • Read Time: 8 minutes Citrine is the golden yellow variety of Quartz and one of the happiest healing crystals. It is found within Amethyst mines alongside Black Tourmaline, but occasionally it forms its own distinct deposits. Natural Citrine is usually pale gold. The vibrant yellow Citrine that is commonly sold in crystal shops is actually heat-treated low-quality Amethyst. Citrine is one of the few “self-cleansing” crystals that constantly cleans energy and never gets drained. It is the energy equivalent of citrus-scented soap. It shares its joyful vibration generously and invites us to march to our own drum and dance to the music of our heart. […]