If you’re lucky enough to be born in November you’ve got two great gemstones to call your own; Citrine and Topaz. Citrine is the transparent, pale yellow to deep orange-brown version of quartz. It is rare in nature and before modern gemology was often mistaken for topaz. Citrine comes in wonderful colours, from vivid yellow to reddish orange earth tones. It is durable and affordable, making it a top selling gem used in a multitude of cuts and designs.
Citrine has also been called a “healing quartz”, promoting health and vitality to those who wear it. According to Chinese feng shui principles, it also creates wealth and abundance. Topaz is a lustrous and brilliant gem that comes in an exceptionally wide range of colours from warm yellow and orange tones to icy blues, green, pink and purple. Topaz is pleochroic, displaying different colours in different crystal directions. Precious or Imperial topaz is considered to be the birthstone for November where as blue topaz is the birthstone for December. Imperial topaz originated in Russia in the nineteenth-century and the pink gemstone mined there was named to honour the Russian czar and ownership was restricted for royalty.
If you are looking for that perfect November birthday gift, we’ve got a wonderful range of ready-to-wear pieces in our shop and very talented designers who can create custom jewellery for every taste.