A Guide to Novembers Birthstone - Citrine & Topaz

The birthstone for November is Citrine (Traditional) and Topaz (Modern).

Zodiac Signs: Scorpio, Sagittarius.

Do you know why there are both traditional and modern lists for birthstones?

Traditional birthstones were used before 1912, since then the National Association of Jewellers released the list of “modern birthstones”. They believed they were more suited to contemporary tastes; however, we think both are beautiful.

Citrine
Topaz
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Colour

Citrine ranges in colour from a dark reddish orange to a light pastel yellow. Natural yellow citrine is quite rare, with a golden hue and fiery oranges flashes.

Topaz is obtainable in pink, green, yellow, clear and the most popular for jewellery, blue. The beautiful blues of Topaz range from a deep inky to a subtle sky blue.

Sky blue Topaz gemstone in a palm

Source

Citrine can be found in Russia, France, Madagascar, Britain and the USA. The main producer for jewellery quality however is Brazil. Special mines in Bolivia have also started to find an amazing bi coloured type of citrine called Ametrine, a yellow and purple quartz that is a combination of both Amethyst and Citrine.

Topaz is found in the USA, Mexico, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Pakistan. Most of the Topaz found in jewellery will come from Brazil.

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Attributes

A powerful cleanser and regenerator, Citrine is said to carry the power of the sun with its warming energy. A stone of abundance it helps to attract wealth, prosperity and all good things. Keep a piece of citrine in the wealth corner of your home or business to attract abundance or on your fingers or throat in contact with the skin. The wealth corner is the back left corner of the building from your front door.

Topaz is known to direct its vibrant energy to where it’s needed most in the body. It will heal and sooth as well as stimulate and recharge your own energy. Negativity does not survive around the joy of Topaz.

Healing

Citrine is an eliminator, detoxifying the blood, giving relief from digestive issues and removing cellulite!

Blue Topaz is a great healer connected to all things associated to the throat and head. It can help with relief from migraines and symptoms of a head cold.  

Healing

Citrine is an eliminator, detoxifying the blood, giving relief from digestive issues and removing cellulite!

Blue Topaz is a great healer connected to all things associated to the throat and head. It can help with relief from migraines and symptoms of a head cold.  

Woman with Quartz crystal placed on her forehead

Chakra

Citrine energises every level of life. It has the ability to cleanse chakras, especially the solar plexus. It will also activate the crown chakra to open up your intuition.

Blue Topaz aids communication and self-expression when placed on the throat chakra, helping you to speak your truth and bring wisdom. It is also an excellent stone to use in meditation as it will attune to your higher self.  If warn as earrings, it will also connect to your third eye chakra to help you to understand “the bigger picture”.

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Chakra

Citrine energises every level of life. It has the ability to cleanse chakras, especially the solar plexus. It will also activate the crown chakra to open up your intuition.

Blue Topaz aids communication and self-expression when placed on the throat chakra, helping you to speak your truth and bring wisdom. It is also an excellent stone to use in meditation as it will attune to your higher self.  If warn as earrings, it will also connect to your third eye chakra to help you to understand “the bigger picture”.

If you know someone with a birthday in November, have a look at the wonderful worlds of Citrine and Topaz in our shop!

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