Citrine - November Birthstone
Time to celebrate all the November babies out there - me included! Citrine and Topaz with their warm color spectrum of yellow and brown perfectly mimic colorful leaves on the ground - it really captures this time of year. As usual, here are some fun facts I found for Citrine and Topaz:
1. It is believed this gemstone promotes creativity, helps with clarity, induces positive feelings in the wearer’s mind and eliminates self-destructive tendencies.
2. The Greeks believed it had power to increase strength and to make its wearer invisible while the Romans believed it had power to improve eyesight.
3. According to legend, the Topaz was believed to control heat, having the power to cool boiling water. It was believed that a person could put his or her hand in boiling water if a topaz was placed in it as well. I don't recommend trying this though!!
4. For the body, Citrine helps to facilitate the smooth flow of blood and improves the digestion of food.
5. If you’re looking for an anniversary gift after thirteen years of marriage, Citrine is the official gemstone for this celebration!
Happy Birthday to all those in November!
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November is a big birthday month in my family including me, my oldest son, my mother in law and two of my cousins so of course we love citrine! Last month we gave you a list of interesting facts about the Opal(October's birthstone),let's see what Citrine, the November stone can tell us...
- Citrine is also known as "healing quartz" because it supports vitality and health while bringing energy and warmth to the wearer.
- The citrine has also been called a "success stone" or "merchant stone" as it is said to promote prosperity. The stones are often kept in the cash drawer of businesses.
- The stone comes in a variety of hues from pastel yellow to a dark orange similar to amber.
- Citrine is primarily found in Brazil, Russia, Africa, and the USA.
- The name "citrine" comes from its citrus, lemon-like color.
- Be careful! This stone is often created by a lab heat process from the amethyst stone. Make sure you know what you're really getting.
- Topaz, which comes in a variety of colors, is also considered a November birthstone