Citrine: November's Birthstone

Modified: April 2011
by Jerry Sisk, GG; Co-founder, Jewelry Television®

Do you enjoy the rich, golden harvest colors of autumn? If you do, you wouldn’t be alone. While many people enjoy the more delicate yellows found earlier in the season, others may revel in the richer, deeper oranges, golden browns, and reddish browns of the latter part. Whichever you prefer, there is one gemstone that offers a full range of autumnal colors that are absolutely exquisite in gold: citrine.

Citrine is a member of the larger quartz family--the same family that includes gemstones such as rock crystal, amethyst, ametrine, carnelian, and chrysoprase. Citrine has many more quartz siblings, too numerous to list here.

The best part is that citrine is affordable and available for all to enjoy. It can be dressed up or dressed down for any occasion, any time of the year. It is a truly versatile gemstone and one of the hottest on the market. If you have a special evening engagement, you may want to consider 14k gold and some diamond highlights to augment the beauty of your stone. For everyday wear, you may want a ring or pendant that matches a special outfit you purchased. Citrine's versatility and beauty have no limits.

Read more about citrine in our Gemopedia™

Citrine is also special in that it is the contemporary birthstone for November. It is considerably more affordable and available than imperial topaz, which is considered November's traditional birthstone.

Unlike many other gemstones, citrine can be found in larger sizes and quite a variety of shapes and cuts. That variety is courtesy of modern technology and the innovation of cutters. Consumers are no longer limited to three or four shapes and just a simple step cut. Sample some of our newer mixed cuts as well as special custom quantum-cut citrine. You will be pleasantly surprised, whether the stone is a soft yellow or a deeper Madeira color.

Citrine is beautiful, affordable, and available--three great reasons to enjoy this treasure of nature. Whether you need a gift for a friend or a special way to express your love and appreciation to a valued family member, join us as we celebrate the month of November with the beauty, elegance, and versatility of citrine.

Alternative November Birthstone: Yellow Topaz

Available in a rainbow of vibrant colors, yellow topaz triumphs as an attractive alternative October birthstone.

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