November birthstone is Citrine and Topaz

Posted by GiGi Ferranti on Nov 9th 2016

What a special month for November babies to have two choices for their birthstone.  It is often that the two are confused a lot in the pale yellowish tones but they are unrelated minerals. Topaz comes in many colors and has a hardness of 8 on the mohs scale, making it a great choice for jewelry. Blue topaz is very abundant in the market and rarely occurs naturally in that color, the treatment used is irradiation. The most prized color is Imperial Topaz, which is a vibrant orange hue with a pink undertone. Brazil is a large producer of Topaz. Topaz is said to calm tempers, cure madness and eliminate nightmares.Citrine on the other hand comes in many shades of pale yellow to orange to brownish orange. Brazil is also the largest supplier of Citrine. Its hardness is 7 on the moms scale which makes it pretty durable to set in jewelry. Citrine is known as the healing quartz and has the ability to, comfort, soothe and calm, release negative feelings, spark imagination and manifest fresh beginnings. It has been called the merchants stone because it has a tendency to attract wealth and prosperity.

Pictured here are some great colors in both gemstones!


           Citrine                                                                  Topaz                                           Imperial Topaz