Citrine: November's Contemporary Birthstone

Modified: November 2017
by Jerry Sisk, GG; Co-founder, Jewelry Television®
Edited by: Hillary Spector, GG

Do you enjoy the rich, golden harvest colors of autumn? If you do, you aren't 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 found in late Fall. Whichever you prefer, there is one gemstone that offers a full range of autumnal colors that are exquisite: citrine.

A Member of the Quartz Family

Citrine is a member of the quartz family--the same family that includes gemstones such as rock crystalamethystametrinecarnelianchrysoprase and tigers-eye. Although these gems do not resemble each other, all of them contain the same chemical composition and atomic structure. Since quartz is one of the most abundant minerals on the earth, citrine and its siblings are moderately priced. Plus, quartz crystals naturally form in large sizes, so large citrines are not hard to find. And citrine can also be found in a variety of shapes and cuts, due to 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.

Perfect for Any Occasion

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 jewelry to augment the beauty of your stone. For everyday wear, you may want a citrine ring or pendant that matches a special outfit you purchased. Citrine's versatility and beauty have no limits.

One of November's Birthstones

Citrine is also special because it is the contemporary birthstone for November. It is considerably more affordable and available than rare imperial topaz, which is considered November's traditional birthstone. Citrine is beautiful, affordable, and available--three of the many reasons to enjoy this treasure of nature. Join us as we celebrate the month of November with the beauty, elegance, and versatility of citrine.

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Modified April 2011