NATURAL CITRINE vr TREATED CITRINE
In this picture, you will find at the center in orange/yellow color is treated citrine, all others surrounding are Natural Citrine. Natural citrine is very rare and is more of a yellow honey light to dark brown colors, than yellow- golden orange colors. See my image from some of my own citrine. The citrine on the outside is all natural, the one at center is treated. Mother Earth naturally creates citrine with her geo-thermal heat source; from within the mantle, by heating amethyst or smoky quartz (both are SiO2 (quartz), just as citrine is). The Earth can also produce the deep brown citrine, aka Madeira citrine. On the other hand, Heat-treated citrine, its widely available and at a much lower price, in comparison.
Treated citrine is created by heating amethyst at a high temperature. Now, does this means that treated citrine is not good or you should not buy it? NOT AT ALL! The heat-treated citrine has a more energy after being heated. It is like a delicate, shy person went through an extreme "motivational" seminar to change its personality to become more "fiery" and assertive. Heat-treated citrine has a more orange color, than yellow, however... so it's more of a lower chakra energy crystal
NATURAL CITRINE: Is most useful for those who feel deep down that they are undeserving of material wealth and abundance Natural Citrine can help them to be more open to the energies of manifestation and to have the courage to take decisive action towards their desires.
TREATED CITRINE: This crystal is wonderful for those who have a tendency towards and 'doom and gloom', it lifts dark moods and thought patterns, encouraging optimism. It is because Natural citrine is very rare to find and a lot more expensive, that treated citrine exist. Yes, it may alter or change some of the metaphysical properties, but it is still an amazing crystal to have and use, and when combining with other crystals can work perfectly in combination with them, to create the same results one will be looking for when thinking of natural citrine itself. So here it goes a little more bits of crystal wisdom for you, to know and learn.