Citrine (Sunela)

Citrine (Sunela in Hindi) is yellow to brown coloured semi precious gemstone from the mineral family Quartz.

Who Should Wear Citrine?

In Vedic Astrology, Citrine strengthens Jupiter (Brihaspati) and is the rashi ratna for Sagittarius (Dhanu) and Pisces (Meen). In Western Astrology, it is the birthstone for Sagittarius sun sign. Sunela (Citrine) stone is worn as substitute (up ratna) for Yellow Sapphire. Wearing Citrine gemstone brings wealth, respect, status, good decision making skills, familial concord and good health to the wearer.

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Which Citrine Stone Should I Buy?

  • Citrine stone should weigh at least 1/10th carats of your body weight. (60 kg body weight = 6 carat+ stone)
  • Astrologically, Sunela gemstone should preferably have high clarity, pure colour.

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Citrine Stone Benefits

  • Citrine gemstone represents the planet Jupiter (Brihaspati), which is the ruler of wealth and prosperity. Therefore, wearing Sunela stone benefits the financial aspect of the wearer’s life and brings immense wealth.  
  • Jupiter is also the ruler of wisdom and is also known as ‘Guru’ in Indian culture, which stands for a teacher or a guide. Therefore, wearing Citrine benefits a person’s mental health and instills knowledge, wisdom and sincerity into them.
  • The positive effects of Sunela stone are the best for people working in fields of education, learning, and Justice, e.g scholars, teachers, judges, astrologers and authors etc.
  • Citrine gemstone benefits students who are going into higher education like specialization, research, post graduation or doctorate degrees etc.
  • Sunela gemstone effects include positive influences on the health of its wearer. It is said to benefit the Liver immensely and help regulate blood sugar levels in diabetic people.
  • Benefits of citrine gem stone are experienced by married people who have difficulty conceiving a child. 


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Citrine Stone Prices

  • Sunela stone price in India per carat depends upon Weight (measured in carats or ratti), Treatments and Quality (Cut, Clarity and Color).
  • Unheated Natural Citrine price in India in rupees generally lies between Rs 125 per carat and rupees 400 per carat and above.
  • To receive best astrological benefits of Sunela gemstone, you should choose the quality with Sunela gemstone price in India of Rs 400 per carat. Your second choice should be the quality with Citrine price per carat of Rs 150. The lower quality has cost of Citrine stone equal to Rs 125 per carat and should be avoided if possible as it is said to be astrologically not very effective.
  • Price of Sunela gemstone per carat can be converted into Sunela stone price per Ratti by multiplying it by 0.9 (so, Rs 10,000/ct = Rs 9,000/ratti).

Most gemstone dealers sell heated and treated Sunelas, which have lesser astrological effects, thereby not making you get your money's worth. Therefore, do ensure that you get a trusted lab certification mentioning tests for treatment.


At GemPundit, there is a stone for every budget. Our catalogue features the best Citrine stones at affordable prices.
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Citrine Quality

  • The quality of Sunela depends upon its Cut, Color and Clarity.
  • For best astrological effects, the stone should have high clarity and transparency.
  • The colour of Citrine generally varies from mid-to- deep yellow to brown. The colour should be pure and uniform.
  • Most Citrine gems being sold in the market today are actually heat or radiation treated Amethyst stones. However, at, we only sell unheated, untreated and natural yellow citrine stones at competitive prices.

Where Should I Buy Natural Sunela?

Be careful as many dealers sell treated or heated Amethyst and sell them as Citrine gemstone. Therefore, when you buy Sunela Online, ensure that you get a Lab Certificate of its authenticity from a Reputed Lab and that the dealer is ready to get the gemstone certified from any reputed lab of your choice (careful: there are fake labs as well!).
The seller should also have a clear refund policy and hopefully, a large presence (larger organizations are likely to be more careful about their brand and stay away from unethical practices).

You can buy Citrine online at GemPundit where we provide a free lab certificate which ensures that your stone is 100% natural. Also, you can pay cash on delivery as we provide free shipping for our products worldwide. We also have a customer-friendly 10 day Return and Refund policy.

Which Is The Best Substitute For Citrine?

Sunelas are worn as a substitute for Yellow Sapphire (Pukhraj). Turquoise and Yellow Topaz, in Vedic Astrology, are also considered as substitutea for Yellow Sapphire and can also be worn in place of Citrine. However, substitutes (up ratna) are not astrologically as effective as the primary gemstone (ratna). 

For the wearing procedure of an astrological Citrine gemstone, read our detailed blog post here.


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