November’s Birthstone, the Citrine
What is November’s birthstone?
November is another greedy month for birthstones; it has two, Yellow Topaz and Citrine. Topaz is said to be a stone of truth and happiness. The name Topaz is said to be of Sanskrit origin and the word tapaz, meaning “fire.” The flickers of the open fire reminiscent of the flashes of yellow hues in the November birthstone.
What is the history behind the Citrine?
Citrine is a transparent, yellow variety of Quartz, which ranges in colour from pale to golden yellow, to a darkened honey brown. It can often contain rainbow or sparkle inclusions, giving it depth as well as texture. The name Citrine comes from the French word from lemon – citron. Its history stretches as far back as Greece in 300BC, where it was used as a gem in jewellery making. Citrine was also extremely popular in Victorian Britain, with many ornate and expensive pieces commissioned to include dazzling citrine centrepieces.
Citrine is said to be a stone of imagination, which can unleash inner creativity and expression. Due to its golden colouring, it is often considered to be energising, like the rays of the sun.
Citrine Initial Necklace or Bracelet embellished with the stone of imagination, which can unleash inner creativity and expression. Due to its golden colouring, it is often considered to be energising, like the rays of the sun. Such golden tones and symbolism make the Citrine Initial Jewellery a special gift for that little ray of sunshine in your life. A personalised gift that she is sure to treasure forever.
Who first comes to this world below
With drear November’s fog and snow,
Should prize the topaz’s amber hue,
Emblem of friends and lovers true.
Taken from Gregorian Birthstone Poems