I am born in November and since I started admiring the world of gemstones, I started searching for my birthstone.
I found that there are two gems appropriate for November: The Topaz and The Citrine. But since my favorite color is yellow, I was attracted more to the Citrine stone, also known as the “healing quartz”.
Citrine is the traditional birthstone for November, and is an alternate Zodiac stone for Scorpio.
The name Citrine comes from an old French word, “citrin”, meaning lemon.
This golden gemstone is said to support vitality and health while encouraging and guiding hope, energy and warmth within the wearer.
This gemstone ranges in color from the palest yellow to a dark amber named Madeira because of its resemblance to the red wine.
The Romans were thought to be the first to wear the yellow quartz, crafting it into cabochon, or highly polished but unfaceted cuts of stone set into jewelry.
Citrine became more popular during the Romantic Period, when artisans often favored these warm colored gems to enhance gold jewelry.
Citrine, like all forms of quartz, was believed to have magical powers and was worn as a talisman against evil thoughts and snake venom. It was also considered to have medicinal properties and was commonly used as a remedy for urinary and kidney ailments.
It is one of the most affordable of gemstones and plentiful in nature. Citrine is found most frequently in Brazil, Bolivia, and Spain. Citrine jewelry is given as the gemstone gift for the 13th and 17th anniversaries.
My favorite items with the Citrine Stone
- The “Citrine Drop Earrings” by Tiffany’s
- The “Golden Tears” earrings by Zoughaib
- The “Mome Je T’aime” by Mauboussin
- The “Limelight Cocktail Inspiration” ring by Piaget
- The Gold and Citrine ring by Bulgari
Are you born in November?
Which are your favorite jewelry with the Citrine Stone?