November Birthstones: Topaz + Citrine
Topaz + Citrine: the birthstones of November, and the perfect gem for all you Scorpios and Sagittarius!
Topaz and Citrine look so similar they often get mistaken for one another. Through much of history, all yellow gemstones were considered topaz, and all topaz was thought to be yellow. Topaz, thought to be derived from the Sanskrit work tapas meaning "fire", actually comes in a rainbow of colors; colorless to yellow, blue, orange, pink, violet, brown, and very rarely red. While citrine, coming from the French word for "lemon", is named so for its charming yellow to deep orange hues.
Both stones are known to have calming energies while bringing fortune and warmth to the wearer. The topaz gemstone symbolizes love and affection, and is said to bestow strength and intelligence on the person who wears it. Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun, and is believed to be a healing gemstone to bring happiness, health, energy, and prosperity. For hundreds of years, citrine has also thought to ground and remove negativity — so this is the perfect gemstone for those seeking good vibes only!
Topaz has a harness of 8 on the Mohs scale, while citrine has a hardness of 7, making them both durable for every day wear.
Check out some of our favorite citrine and topaz gems we have in shop and online below!
Intricate & delicate, the Maharaja ring is embedded and milgrain work around a luscious citrine center stone.
Inspired by Aurora, the goddess of the dawn and the bringer of light. Available with golden citrine or sparkly blue topaz.
Radiant & Confident - Carried close to our hearts, those we love accompany us on our journey. An 18k gold plated locket necklace is engraved with lotus flowers, symbol of new beginnings and full potential.
Glow like a goddess - Inspired by the fading hour of twilight right after a sunset where the impossible seems possible and magic exists. Featuring sky blue topaz set in rhodium plated sterling silver.
Scorpio - Citrine, your jewel stone, helps to transmute negative energy into positive so it can be used effectively and promotes manifestation and imagination.