November Birthstone - Topaz & Citrine
November birthdays are blessed with two gemstones; Topaz and Citrine.
Topaz is most desired because of it’s rich orange Imperial Topaz color, but it is found in a variety of other rich colors such as blue, pink and yellow.
The warm color of Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun and it’s believed to be a healing gemstone.
Topaz is a gemstone available in a rich rainbow of colors. Valued for several thousand years in antiquity, all yellow gems in antiquity were called topaz.
Often confused with citrine quartz (yellow) and smoky quartz (brown), quartz and topaz are separate and unrelated mineral species.
The most prized color of topaz is called Imperial Topaz after the Russian Czars of the 1800s and features a magnificent orange body color with pinkish undertones. Topaz also comes in yellow, pink, purple, orange, and the many popular blue tones.
Citrine, the other birthstone for November is known as the “healing quartz”. This bright golden gemstone is said to support vitality and health while encouraging and guiding hope, energy and warmth within the wearer. Citrine can be found in a variety of shades ranging from pastel yellow to dark brownish orange. It is one of the most affordable of gemstones and plentiful in nature. Citrine is found most frequently in Brazil, Bolivia, and Spain.