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Know your Citrine - How to Spot a Fake

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Know your Citrine - How to Spot a Fake

Can You Tell the Difference Between Natural Citrine and Treated Citrine? Citrine is one of the most commonly faked crystals. Yes, it is a real crystal, but most of the time it is heat-treated amethyst and sometimes smoky quartz. When I first learned my first piece of “citrine” was heat-treated amethyst, I was very disappointed. I sought out citrine for its purpose of manifesting abundance and high vibrations, whereas amethyst is more of a calming crystal. Why do people care if their citrine is heat treated or genuine natural citrine? Most people use specific crystals for their vibrational frequency to...

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