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.