What is November’s birthstone? It is beautiful sunny citrine
Are you wondering what is November’s birthstone? Well, November’s birthstone is sunny citrine.
Citrine, or citron, is French for “lemon” and citrine is usually a beautiful sunny, lemony yellow colour. Our ancestors thought citrine was a gift from the sun as it is such a warm-looking gemstone.
People used to think citrine protected them so they carried it to fight off evil thoughts. In particular they thought it protected them against snake venom. Citrine was also known as the merchant’s stone because it was thought to bring success in business. Merchants would carry it with them to ensure prosperity and a good price for their goods.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has been spotted regularly wearing citrine earrings. Kate is a great fan of lemony citrine jewellery and is often photographed wearing them.
Citrine is one of the most popular gemstones as it is so affordable. This does mean that it is not as prized as rarer gemstones like diamonds. It is available in a wide range of sizes and shapes as its price means that it can be big but affordable . Art Deco jewellers in the 1920s were very fond of citrine. They enjoyed crafting it into big, bold statement pieces. Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford were big fans of these.
Even though citrine is a warm, yellow colour, exposure to too much heat will make it fade. Please take it off if you are going on holiday and will be sunbathing a lot. Or if you are going somewhere where it will be exposed to intense heat. If you keep your citrine safe then it will last for many lifetimes.
If you have a warm, sunny friend who is born in November, then November’s beautiful sunny citrine birthstone is ideal for them.