Spectacularly clear Citrine with a faint golden hue. The edges and faces have been polished to emphasize the sleek nature of this piece. Toward the bottom you will see layers upon layers of beautiful, silky gray Mica. The perfect balance of a refined, polished crystal set against the rough and organic look of the Mica. Stand included.
Citrine: ~9" Tall x 2-3/4" Wide x 1-1/2"" Deep
With stand: ~11-1/2" Tall x 3" Wide x 3" Deep
Location: Brazil, South America
From the Latin word "citrus / citron tree", Citrine is a variety of Quartz which is composed of silica (SiO2) and forms an important part of most igneous rocks. Quartz occurs in crystalline masses, and when conditions permit, it forms hexagonal crystals. Natural Citrine means that the crystal has been exposed to heat (typically from the earth's core) during its formation, rather than exposed to heat after mining in order to enhance color (heat-treated Amethyst). Metaphysically, Citrine is one of the only minerals that not only promotes clarity of the mind, but also aids in success and prosperity, particularly in business. Citrine is also said to be helpful in repelling a wide variety of negative energies.
Mica is any of a group of hydrous potassium, aluminum silicate minerals. It often forms in sheets or layers, resulting in a shiny and flaky appearance. Mica is found in all three major rock varieties (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic).