Fall in Arizona is such a treat for all who live here. The weather has finally cooled down and the outdoor activities can begin! While we may not have colorful leaves falling before our eyes here in the Phoenix area, November’s beautiful birthstones, citrine and topaz, make up for the lack of color with their bright, fun, and energetic hues! These gorgeous gemstones are loved and cherished by many and both have unique stories and amazing properties that make them so special. Read on to dive deeper into the meanings and histories of November’s stunning birthstones.
Citrine looks just like what you think it might...orange and yellow, just like a piece of citrus fruit! In fact, citrine means “lemon” in French and is often said to be the “Vitamin C of the soul” as the stone is associated with happiness, positivity, and joy. This gorgeous “sunshine” gemstone can be mined in places such as Spain, France, Russia, and even certain states in the USA. Citrine is a type of quartz, just like amethyst, and was treasured for its extreme rarity and unique color in the 19th century. Citrine is said to bring the same energy to the table as it's fun and bright yellow/orange color such as warmth, happiness, love, and prosperity.
Citrine also has plenty of emotional, spiritual , and physical advantages. For years, citrine has been said to remove any negative emotions such as anger, fear, and irritation in one's life and replace it with positive feelings like joy, happiness, and love. This gorgeous stone also brings peace and prosperity to its wearer, giving their body rest and renewal for the coming days, especially when one is going through rough patches or hard times.
The second birthstone of November, topaz, also holds plenty of beauty, love, and happiness. This lovely gemstone can be found in a number of colors including pink, yellow, blue, orange, green, red, and purple, too! Topaz has been treasured for years due to its wide variety of colors, pink being the most precious and expensive as it is the rarest color of topaz. This gorgeous gemstone has been found all around the world from Pakistan and Italy, to Japan and Mexico. Topaz is perhaps the more popular birthstone of November, as it was the original birthstone until citrine was added in the 1910’s.
Topaz also has several amazing healing and emotional properties that many find extremely useful to their everyday life. Over many years, topaz has been said to bring good fortune to those who use or wear the gemstone. Positive emotions such as love, happiness, generosity, and kindness often arise when topaz is near. It is also a gemstone of good health, said to remove toxins from the body and provide relaxation and rest. It has also been said that the different colors of topaz have different meanings and uses. For example, blue topaz is told to enhance creativity, as well as bring peace and meditation to one's personal life, especially when they are going through trials, while Imperial orange topaz brings wealth and courage.
Overall, both citrine and topaz bring so many positive aspects to the table. If you have a loved one with a birthday coming up this month, consider purchasing one of these lovely gems as a gift to celebrate their special day! Both of November’s birthstones are sure to bring joy and love to their wearer's life, something anyone would appreciate and love, especially in this season of giving. This November, share the love, joy, and peace you have with topaz and citrine!