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November Birthstone Citrine

 

Citrine along with Topaz it forms the birthstone of November and is also recognized as the gemstone to celebrate the 17th wedding anniversary.

The name citrine is derived from the Latin word citrus, meaning Lemon. Citrine has been highly regarded as gemstone and healing stone for almost six thousand years. As beliefs its colour, it is recognized as the stone of light, sun, and life.

With the hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale it is very resistant to scratches and as it is does not suffer from any cleavage problems, it is incredible all-around winner for jewellery. It is sure to remain at the front of contemporary jewellery for many years to come.

Topaz is harder then Citrine. However, unlike topaz, citrine because of its structure is ideal stone for cutting into unusual shapes and for use in bespoke jewelry.


November Birthstone

November Birthstone - TOPAZ

Along with Citrine, Topaz is the birthstone for November. It is also a suggested wedding gift for both 4th and 23rd anniversary. That said, its gorgeous brilliance and crystal clarity makes it a wonderful gift for all occasions.

It is unclear how the gem was first named. What we do know is that the small island in the Red Sea which is today known as Zabargad, was once named Topazios.

Topaz is fantastic gem to use in jewellery, not only for its stunning colours but also because of its durability, reaching 8 on the Mohs scale. It is a pleochroic gemstone, which means that different colours can be seen from different angles as you move the gem in the light.

Topaz occurs in many colors, tints and hues. They are found in many parts of the world. And form in crystals that can weigh several kilos. Topaz prices run from the down-right cheap, to very expensive. Rivaling some of the most expensive colored gemstones on the market. The main issues with topaz are to know that there are no synthetics, there are a lot of trade names out there that are as varied as the colors of topaz themselves, and that topaz prices will vary widely with the various varieties.

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