Did you know, that the month of November is celebrated with more than one Birth Stone – Topaz and Citrine
Topaz means Fire, and is treasured for its array of colors and distinct look. In its natural state, topaz is most commonly colorless and naturally colored strong blue gems— are considered a rarity. The most prized color of topaz is called Imperial topaz that owns a bewitching medium reddish orange to orangey red hue. Its prize reflects its scarcity.
It is said that Topaz can strengthen the mind, increase wisdom, and prevent mental disorders. With its lively fire, clarity, beautiful colors and hardness, this gemstone is ideal for jewelry such as clips, necklaces, brooches and bracelets.
Topaz is not a tough gem – high heat tends to alter its color, and sudden temperature changes can cause breakage. So it is better to avoid steam and ultrasonic machines for cleaning topaz instead use warm, soapy water.
Citrine, the other birthstone for November is known as the “healing quartz” that supports vitality and health while encouraging and guiding hope, energy and warmth within the wearer and is the gemstone that celebrates the thirteenth anniversary.
Kate Middleton is fond of citrine earrings as she was noticed on almost too many occasions flaunting her citrine drops.
Citrine is one of the most affordable of gemstones and plentiful in nature. It’s color is thought to radiate positive energy. It is known as the ‘success stone’, since it is believed to promote prosperity and abundance to the wearer.
Truly, topaz and citrine gem stones can brighten your November by offering a wide range of eye-catching colors and sizes.