November Birthstone Jewelry: Citrine and Topaz
Citrine and topaz make stunning birthstone jewelry for the month of November that harmonize wonderfully with the season’s colors… and with platinum, of course! Ranging from hues of honey to a chestnut-brown, citrine’s warmth will lift your spirits as the temperature drops (pro tip: pair citrine with platinum and your reason to smile can last for generations!) and larger-cut gems would look especially spectacular with essentially every fall outfit.
Topaz also occurs in the yellow end of the spectrum, but they are certainly not limited to a single color family! Blues are very popular, and the clear varieties make for budget-friendly diamond substitutes. Pinks, purples, browns, and even something called “rutilated” topaz (where inclusions are very fine and somewhat organized, giving the magical appearance of threads or straw trapped within) continue to be enjoyed.
Both November birthstones seem to encourage fullness of life, inspiring its wearers to draw fortitude from the sun and comfort from the sky. Citrine promotes the dreamers to dream, sparking creativity and imagination, and helps turn desires into reality via action and fresh pursuits.
Topaz, on the other hand, brings about lasting energy and joy. This energy is focused strongly in the body, where vitality gives way to the momentum that leads to the ability to forgive—closing one chapter to open another—and the confidence to achieve. Interestingly, despite its overt intensity, topaz is also known as a gentle stone capable of bestowing wisdom, peace, and self-love.
Whether you choose a cinnamon-colored citrine or have an entire rainbow of topaz for every day of the week, be sure to set those November birthstones in platinum so today’s gifts can become tomorrow’s heirlooms!
→ Speaking of rainbows, don’t forget to read about October’s glorious birthstones…