Just one peek at the stone and you’ll see why, given its’ citrusy coloring. The gem ranges in golden shades from pale yellow to deep brownish orange. How did the citrine get its color, you may ask? Citrine is a variety of quartz. The yellow hues that you see on the stone are caused by traces of iron and quartz crystals.Greeks used the stone as a decorative gem. The Romans, on the other hand, utilized the citrine for jewelry and intaglio work. 17th-century Scottish men used the gem on the handles of swords and daggers. That’s a pretty neat fact huh?! The citrine allows your radiance to show while guiding you to an optimistic future. Letting go of the past will be easy peasy with this positive stone!