How-To: Surround Yourself with Success.

Whether you are advancing your career, looking for love or making a change to your daily routine — we always strive for success in everything we do. While it is not always guaranteed, there are ways to help present success into your life. I’m going to show you how you can add success into your life by surrounding yourself with crystals and gemstones.

Pyrite

Commonly known as fool’s gold, Pyrite is associated with wealth, abundance, prosperity and good luck. If you are looking for success within your career, place a piece of Pyrite on or near your workspace. That way you can look into its shiny, reflective surface and tell yourself you are ready to take the next step.

Garnet

Looking for love and success in your relationships? Purchase a Garnet gemstone necklace and make sure it lays right next to your heart. This deep red gemstone represents love, endurance, self-confidence and courage. Just like its namesake of ‘granatum’ meaning pomegranate in Latin, Garnet can help you plant the seeds of success into your love life — if you let it.

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Citrine

From a smokey to a light warm yellow hue, Citrine crystals are beautiful but one of the most deceiving on the market. Unknown to many buyers, most Citrine sold are actually heat-treated Amethyst or Smokey Quartz. This crystal symbolizes joy, optimism, creativity and inspires positive outcomes. Wearing a piece of Citrine in the form of jewelry or carrying one in your pocket will help you manifest success into your life by providing a clear mind and positive energy to focus on your pursuits.

Sodalite

Promoting truth and self-expression, Sodalite gemstones emit a tranquil energy to help you think logically while exploring your creative side. This gemstone encourages discipline, trusting your intuition and helps to calm your emotions. Wearing a piece of Sodalite in the form of jewelry or having one near you when working on your pursuits and creative interests will help bring success into your life by allowing you to believe in yourself, think clearly and act efficiently to help turn your dreams into a reality!

These crystals and gemstones are just some ways to help you surround yourself with success. While success is not always guaranteed, it’s important to remember to always believe in yourself and your abilities. If you continue to work hard and dream big — success will come to you!

How-To: Authenticate Citrine

November is the month of citrine and recently I’ve been noticing that there are a lot of variations of this stone sold on the market. I decided to do my research and was surprised with what I had found! Here’s my how-to guide on how you can authenticate citrine’s!

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Being my birthstone, I’ve always been intrigued by this stone. Its beautiful yellow hue has always been so warm and inviting. Said to provide positive energy, Citrine’s associated with wealth and abundance known as the “Success Stone”. Naturally found all over the world, including Brazil, Africa, Madagascar, Spain, Russia, France, Scotland, and the U.S. [**] What a lot of people don’t know is that a lot of the citrine sold in todays market is fake — say, what?! Yes — it’s true! Here’s what to look out for when you’re shopping for your own citrine to add to your collection.

You may have seen citrine stones like these sold in gem stores or out shopping. What you aren’t being told is that these are heat treated amethysts. You can see a side by side comparison below. If it has an orange hue, it’s fake.

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Real citrine is a clear, yellow stone that can also come in a smokey hue.

So now you know what to be on the look out for the next time you’re in the market for citrine!

[**] = https://www.energymuse.com/citrine-meaning

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