Citrine is known as a "success" stone because it is said in folklore to promote success and abundance, especially in business and commerce. Its lore also says that it enhances mental clarity, confidence, happiness and will power. Citrine is purported to bring good fortune, sometimes in very unexpected ways. Citrine is also a good general protection stone according to crystal healing lore. It is said to alleviate depression and self-doubt, and diminish irrational mood swings due to the effect of mental clarity it has. In traditional folklore and crystal healing lore it is said to aid the digestion and eliminate nightmares that disturb one's sleep. It is associated with the solar plexus chakra.
Citrine comes in 2 types, Natural Citrine and Heat Treated Citrine, Heat Treated Citrine is actually heated Amethyst and is very orange in colour. Natural Citrine is never this bright in colour. Natural Citrine is very translucent in colour, and can resemble light smokey quartz.