Citrine (Sunela)

Citrine ( सुनेला )

Citrine (Sunela in Hindi) is a transparent Yellow color variety of Quartz mineral species. Citrine is appreciated for its Bright Yellow Color, High Transparency & Affordability. Brazilian Citrine is considered finest in terms of quality. Citrine is an astrological substitute of Yellow Sapphire for Jupiter Planet in Indian Vedic astrology. Citrine is November Birthstone as per Western Astrology. Citrine is associated with Solar Plexus Chakra and is a highly popular Healing stone. Citrine is believed to bring Prosperity, Wealth & Well-Being.

Who should wear Citrine stone?

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.

How to wear Citrine astrologically?

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.


bright golden yellow Citrine is most suitable for astrological use


gold and panchdhatu are highly recommended


index finger of the working hand

Day & Time

Thursday, morning between 5 AM - 9 AM


'Om Brim Brihaspataye Namaha', ॐ ब्रिम बृहस्पतये नमः

Citrine Benefits

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.

Citrine Quality & Price

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Citrine

Citrine is the birthstone of which month?

Citrine is the modern birthstone for people born in the month of November.

What color tone of Citrine is considered the best?

Citrine stones with a bright yellow or golden yellow are preferred for astrological purposes. Stones with a yellow-ish orange color are also sought after while stones with brownish tints are not preferred.

Citrine of which origin is best for astrological purpose?

The best quality natural Citrine with the perfect yellow to orange color stones is mined in Brazil.

Is Citrine equally effective as Blue Sapphire?

Citrine is an astrological substitute or upratna of Yellow Sapphire, according to Vedic astrology. Substitute is chosen due to budget limitations. But Substitute is mild, so it takes longer to show results. It may not also provide as good results as the main stone.

Can Citrine be worn for its healing benefits?

Citrine is one of the most acclaimed healing stones with loads of benefits. It can be worn as a healing stone without the recommendation of an astrologer. There are no restrictions or limitations in wearing it. It can be worn by any person irrespective of age and gender. You can wear it any time, any day, for as long as you want to get the benefits. One should wear crystals as per their own requirement and purpose.

What is the difference between Citrine and Yellow Topaz?

Citrine gemstones look quite similar to Yellow Topaz and are available in the yellow to orange color range. Both the stones are substitutes for Yellow Sapphire according to vedic Astrology. Additionally, both the stones are birthstones for people born in the month of November. Thus, most people tend to confuse them for each other but there are stark differences between the two stones. But the two stones have different physical and optical properties as they belong to different species of minerals. Citrine is more durable and less expensive than Yellow Topaz.

Why is Citrine so popular?

Citrine is an extremely popular gem because of its attractive yellow-orange color. Other than its color, its durability and affordability also make it a great choice for jewelry and ornamental uses. Furthermore, Citrine has a wide range of healing properties. Additionally, it is also an astrological substitute for Yellow Sapphire in Vedic astrology.

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