November birthstone: Individuals born in November can choose between two sunny gemstones to brighten up this chilly month, topaz and citrine. These glamorous gems have celebrated and commemorated November babies since the 1300’s, and they are always a welcomed gift. Why? They mark the most exciting time in life – your birthday and that of those you love.
Celebrate November birthdays with the personal, meaningful gift of November birthstone jewelry. It is not only an eternal trend; it’s an expression of gratitude and symbol of life’s most precious moments. Take a peek at our citrine jewelry, collection and give the gift of traditional birthstones – citrine birthstones!
Care: Citrine is rated “good” for everyday wear. Avoid direct sunlight and exposure to heat, which may cause color to fade. Avoid contact with chemicals. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.
Location: While quartz is a very common mineral in nature, naturally occurring citrine is relatively rare. The finest natural citrine comes from Brazil. Our citrines are hand-selected for a glowing canary color and hand-cut for maximum brilliance.
Composition: citrine is a bright yellow, golden or orange-yellow transparent variety of crystalline quartz (silicon dioxide).
History: Citrine is named for the French word citron, meaning “lemon.” Life is great when it gives you lemony citrine jewelry! Throughout history, people believed that citrine carried certain powers, the ability to calm tempers, soothe anger and manifest desires, especially prosperity. To leverage these powers, Egyptians used citrine gems as talismans, the ancient Greeks carved iconic images into them, and Roman priests fashioned them into rings.
Lore: Ancient people treasured citrine, a variety of transparent quartz, as a gift from the sun, believing it could ward off snakebite as well as evil words and thoughts.