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November Birthstones: Topaz + Citrine



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!

 

22k gold plated sterling silver with citrine or blue topaz.
by Cat Janiga

 

22k gold plated sterling silver with blue topaz or citrine.
by Cat Janiga

 

 14k yellow gold, citrine center stone and white diamonds.
by Viviana Langhoff

*Any of the VL Collection pieces can be created in different metals and can be customized with the center stone of your choosing.

 

14k yellow gold, citrine center stone and white diamonds.
by Viviana Langhoff

*Any of the VL Collection pieces can be created in different metals and can be customized with the center stone of your choosing.

 

 

22k gold plated sterling silver with blue topaz or citrine.
by Cat Janiga

 

22k gold plated sterling silver with white topaz.

by Cat Janiga

 

 14k yellow gold with labradorite + blue topaz 
by Jules Kim