First, it’s important to know that citrine is a fairly soft gemstone. On the Mohs scale, it has a rating of 7. This means that harder things, like dirt and dust, can scratch or damage it, so it’s important to be gentle when cleaning it.
Using warm water and a mild soap is the best way to clean citrine. You can gently scrub the surface of the gemstone with a soft brush, like a toothbrush. Make sure to pay attention to any cracks or grooves, as dirt and debris can easily get stuck in these places. Rinse the citrine well with warm water to get rid of any leftover soap.
Using a solution of warm water and mild dish soap is another way to clean citrine. Soak the citrine in the solution for about ten to fifteen minutes, and then use a soft brush to clean it. Rinse the citrine well with warm water to get rid of any leftover soap.
Don’t use ultrasonic cleaners or steam cleaners on citrine because they can damage it by putting it under too much heat. Also, don’t use any harsh chemicals or abrasives, as these can damage or scratch the gemstone’s surface.
After cleaning, the citrine should be dried completely to keep it from breaking. The best way to dry the citrine is with a soft cloth.
Overall, citrine is a hard stone that can be cleaned easily and safely with warm water and mild soap. If you are careful and don’t use harsh chemicals or abrasives, your citrine will stay beautiful for many years.
Can I put citrine in water?
How do you cleanse and charge citrine?
Smudging: This method involves using the smoke from burning sage or other herbs to cleanse the stone. Hold the citrine in the smoke for a few minutes.
Moonlight: Leave the citrine outside during a full moon to charge it with the energy of the moon.
Saltwater: Soak the citrine in a bowl of saltwater for a few hours to cleanse and charge it.
Sunlight: Place the citrine in direct sunlight for a few hours to charge it with the energy of the sun.
Note that citrine is sensitive to heat and direct sunlight can cause fading of color, it is better to avoid leaving it in direct sunlight for long periods of time.