Citrine & Topaz - The Birthstone For November


Jay’s Jewellery latest blog on birthstones.

November is lucky enough to have two birthstones, Citrine and Topaz.

Citrine

Citrine colour ranges from a light or pale yellow right through to fiery orange. It is part of the Quartz family of gemstones and so is quite durable, sitting at 7 on the MOHs scales of hardness, making it suitable for daily wear.

Citrine is often regarded as a healing gemstone for its ability to soothe and relax people or remove negative thoughts and feelings. The Chinese also believe it creates wealth and prosperity.

Topaz

Topaz comes in a range of colours including yellow, which is perhaps why it has been often confused with citrine in the past.

The term topaz is derived from the word Topazios, which is the Greek name for St John’s island in the Red Sea.

Topaz measures 8 on the MOHs scale of hardness and so it is very durable for everyday wear.

Topaz is said to have the ability to calm tempers and prevent nightmares. Even African Shamans used it for its healing powers.

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