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November Birthstones – Topaz & Citrine

Citrine November Birthstone

November 16, 2013 : Posted in News

Who first comes to this world below, With drear November’s fog and snow, Should prize the topaz’s amber hue, Emblem of friends and lovers true.

At Allen’s Jewelers we can create custom jewelry for special occasions and have a wide variety or colored Gemstones. If you are in the Atlantic Beach area of Jacksonville, Florida, drop by our store to experience the difference of Allen’s Jewelers.

Topaz:

Topaz is a gemstone available in a rich rainbow of colors. Prized for several thousand years in antiquity, all yellow gems in antiquity were called topaz. Often confused with citrine quartz (yellow) and smoky quartz (brown), quartz and topaz are separate and unrelated mineral species. The most prized color of topaz is called Imperial topaz after the Russian Czars of the 1800s and features a magnificent orange body color with pinkish undertones. Topaz also comes in yellow, pink, purple, orange, and the many popular blue tones.

Symbolism, Significance and Properties of Topaz

  • Constancy, loyalty, faithfulness and friendship
  • Strength, releasing tension and balancing emotions

Little known fact: Topaz is also the Wedding anniversary gemstone for the 4th and 19th year of marriage

Citrine:

Citrine, the other birthstone for November is known as the “healing quartz”. This golden gemstone is said to support vitality and health while encouraging and guiding hope, energy and warmth within the wearer. Citrine can be found in a variety of shades ranging from pastel yellow to dark brownish orange. It is one of the most affordable of gemstones and plentiful in nature. Citrine is found most frequently in Brazil, Bolivia, and Spain. In ancient times, citrine was carried as a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. Today citrine is known as the merchant’s stone and is associated with success and prosperity.

Symbolism, Significance and Properties of Topaz

  • Hope, youth, health, and faithfulness.
  • Protect from negative energy
  • Promote clarity of thought

SCIENTIFIC FACT: Topaz is a silicate mineral of aluminum and fluorine with the chemical formula Al2SiO4(F,OH)2. Topaz crystallizes in the orthorhombic system, and its crystals are mostly prismatic terminated by pyramidal and other faces.

If you are interested in gemstone jewelry, come and visit us at our store and let an Allen’s Jewelers sales associate help answer your questions and find a piece that best fits your desire.

Whether you have questions about designing a custom piece of jewelry or unique gift ideas, stop in and visit Allen’s Jewelers showroom in Jacksonville or call (904) 221-9998 to speak with a member of the Allen’s Jewelers Team. We will help you find just what you’re looking for.