November Birthstone – Citrine & TopazNovember 5, 2017
For those born in November, you have two beautiful and sunny gemstones to choose from – citrine and topaz. While both gems may appear quite similar, they are unrelated minerals. Citrine is a beautiful variety of quartz that ranges from pale yellow to brownish orange. Topaz is often a pale-yellow color but can also come in many other colors including blue and orange.
Throughout history Egyptians used citrine gems as talismans, the ancient Greeks carved iconic images into them, and Roman priests fashioned them into rings all while believing they were using topaz. Citrine was distinguished form Topaz and gained popularity in the mid 18th-century. Citrine is known for its ability to comfort and calm as well as attract wealth and prosperity. It’s sometimes called the “healing quartz”.
Brazil is the largest supplier of citrine. Other sources include Spain, Bolivia, France, Russia, Madagascar and the U.S. (Colorado, North Carolina and California). Citrine is a hard and durable gem that holds well against scratches and everyday wear making it a popular and beautiful option for large jewelry.
Topaz has become much more affordable and widely available since the discovery of large topaz deposits in Brazil in the mid-19th century. Like Citrine, Brazil is the largest producer of quality topaz. Other sources include Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Russia, Australia, Nigeria, Germany, Mexico and the U.S., mainly California, Utah and New Hampshire. Topaz is also known as a soothing and it has been said to calm tempers.
Both Citrine and Topaz are perfect compliments to the fall colors of November and are both known to provide calmness and healing. November born are truly lucky to have such beautiful and helpful gems represent their birth month.
Have a wonderful birthday November borns!
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