This is an irregular piece of Citrine which has been polished and fitted to be used as a keychain. Pieces may differ slightly from the examples above.
Citrine is a variety of quartz which color ranges from golden to pale yellow, to brownish hues due to ferric impurities. Natural Citrines are rare and pale in color; most commercial Citrines are heat-treated Amethyst which display a rich gold color. It is nearly impossible to tell cut Citrine from yellow topaz visually, but they differ in hardness.
Brazil is the leading producer of citrine, with much of its production coming from the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The name Citrine is derived from Latin "citrina" which means "yellow".
The following information is courtesy of "The Pocket Book of Stones" which we also sell HERE
Citrine opens the inner doors to increased clarity of thought, enhanced creativity and magnified powers of will and manifestation. It is one of the premier stones for the second chakra and is capable of awakening the powers of creative imagination. It helps one turn toward the time stream from the future, opening the self beyond what has been into the realm of what can be.
Citrine, in both natural and heated forms, stimulates imagination through three portals—the second, third and sixth chakras. The vibratory resonance of Citrine activates and harmonizes these three energy centers, all of which are necessary to the process of creative imagination.
Citrine activates the thinking process and enhances mental clarity, as well as the visionary function through which inner images appear. Through the second chakra, Citrine stimulates the creative function, the wellspring from which new potentials are born.
"This information is for research purposes only and should not be construed as medical recommendations for any disease or symptom. It is not intended to provide medical advice. Consult a licensed healthcare professional for treatment."