Citrine ( सुनेला )
Citrine is a pale yellow to brownish orange mineral of the Quartz family. Citrine (also called Sunela) is associated with the planet Jupiter, according to Vedic astrology. It is worn as a substitute for Yellow Sapphire. It is also extensively used for its healing properties.
- Vedic astrology prescribes Amethyst for Dhanu (Sagittarius) and Meena (Pisces) rashi.
- Ascendants of all zodiacs can wear Citrine as its has no side/negative effects.
- Citrine is the modern birthstone for people born in the month of November.
|Carat Weight||minimum 1/10th of the wearer’s body weight (in kgs)For example: a person weighing 60 kgs can wear a 6-carat Citrine.|
|Color||bright golden yellow Citrine is most suitable for astrological use|
|Metal||gold and panchdhatu are highly recommended|
|Finger||index finger of the working hand|
|Day & Time||Thursday, morning between 5 AM - 9 AM|
|Mantra||'Om Brim Brihaspataye Namaha', ॐ ब्रिम बृहस्पतये नमः|
Citrine brings financial growth and professional success to its wearer. A stone of knowledge and wisdom, it enhances decision making, learning capacity and analytical skills of the wearer. Known as the Lucky Merchant’s stone, Citrine is very helpful in manifesting good luck. It is highly beneficial for individuals going through serious monetary losses, unwanted expenses and investment failures.
Citrine is a great healing stone and works wonders when it comes to uplifting moods. It is connected to both the Solar Plexus Chakra and the Sacral Chakra. Citrine provides the wearer with strong will power, enhances creativity, increases passion and strengthens their self-esteem. It also brings marital bliss to its wearer.
Citrine brings a bout of energy in its wearer and is a great stone for good health. It helps in digestion, strengthening the immune system, improving blood circulation and detoxification of the body. It is also beneficial for those who have difficulty conceiving a child.
The quality and value of any stone is evaluated on certain parameters.
Origin - Citrine is mined in quite some countries across the globe but the best quality Citrine comes from Brazil mines. They produce the best yellow to orange color stones.
Color - The color of Citrine ranges from yellow to orangey yellow to yellowish orange to brownish orange. Bright yellow, gold yellow and orangish yellow colored stones are preferred in the market. Stones with a brown tint are not desired and less valuable.
Clarity- Citrine is a highly transparent stone. Most stones are either free or have less or visible inclusions. Stones which are not eye-clean are usually medium to low quality stones and less desired.
Cut- Citrine can be found in a wide range of shapes (round, oval, emerald, square, trillion, pear) and cuts (princess cut, cushion cut, round). Highly lustrous and faceted stones are expensive due to losses incurred in the process.