The November Birthstones: Topaz & Citrine
People born in November can choose between two brilliant gemstones to brighten up this chilly month. Topaz and citrine are both the birthstones for November, however, both are quite unusually different.
Citrine is a yellow variety of quartz and is a semi precious stone, with a wide colour range from lemon yellow to reddish brown. A reddish-orange colour is often referred to as a Madeira citrine. Citrine is said to radiate positive energy and is considered as a good luck charm. In ancient history, people believed the gemstone was a gift of the sun and had the power to help depression and manage anger. For women, it is said to make them fertile, happy and contented.
Topaz is a durable semi precious gemstone that is suitable for most types of jewellery. Topaz has an exceptionally wide colour range that includes various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, red, pink, and purple. The major topaz source today is Brazil. Topaz is believed to have mystical healing powers and is considered to assist in creating emotional balance and protection from greed. It also represents strength, wisdom, courage, and is a symbol of friendship. It is also the anniversary stone for the 4th and 19th years of marriage. For centuries, many people have believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty, and intelligence. The golden and sky blue hues of citrine and topaz are incorporated into our extremely popular South of France Collection, inspired by the gorgeous scenery in Nice, along the coast as the sun is shining. Citrine is a reflection of the warm sun and yellow sand, whilst sky blue topaz expresses the soft blue sea and sky. The South of France Collection captures the beauty of the French coastline in elegant jewellery designs to be worn all year round, with sterling silver necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets.
Augustine Jewels is pleased to announce our new additions to the South of France Collection. We have added a new double gemstone Drop Necklace, a design modeled after our much-loved Drop Earrings which features a delicate round gemstone from which hangs a stunning oval gemstone that sparkles beautifully.
Green Amethyst Drop Necklace, £250, The South of France Collection.
For a more subtle option, we have our new chain bracelets and matching pendants, featuring a single natural gemstone set on a delicate sterling silver chain. Choose from sky blue topaz, citrine, green amethyst, smoky quartz, and rose quartz - or layer them up to create a colourful combination of gemstones to express your style.
Sky Blue Topaz Bracelet, £95, & Citrine Pendant, £115, The South of France Collection.