Citrine is a variety of the quartz family and has a Mohs hardness of 7. One of the birthstones for November, Citrine can be found in a variety of shades ranging from pastel yellow to dark brownish orange. It is one of the most affordable of gemstones and plentiful in nature. Citrine is a stone of light and happiness. It does not hold any negative energy and therefore never needs to be cleansed. It brings clarity to those who wear it and helps to manifest anything you want to bring into your life. It activates your imagination, bringing more creative visions to a clearer mind and a more positive outlook on life. Powered by the sun, Citrine warms, cleanses and energizes the body while energizing and strengthening the solar plexus. The warm color of Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun and it’s believed to be a healing gemstone. It is considered the gemstone to provide greater or increased hearing, Citrine also promotes success, inspiration, abundance, and clear thinking. Citrine is found all over the world including Russia, India, Brazil, Bolivia Spain, and North Carolina.