November Birthstone Jewelry: Gorgeous Topaz and Citrine Jewelry
November Birthstone Jewelry
November Born: Blessed with Topaz and Citrine
Precious vibrant topaz – one of the invaluable stones in the breastplate of the Hebrew High Priests, shares November birthstone rights with beautiful yellow-green citrine. The orange topaz is also called “precious topaz” and is the color most often associated as November birthstone. The mysticism of the time appeals to me: fall is the season when we feel that there is a dying away, and a preparation for the rest of winter. I believe that the gorgeous orangish color is perfect for autumn.
Much “citrine” is not authentic – it is colored amethyst. A true citrine ring will be a gentle, sunny yellow color. It is this solar quality that may have led to it being associated with the solar plexus in crystal healing, and helpful in healing personal self-esteem and self power issues.
Every month has beautiful birthstones, but November is especially graced with two wonderful birthstones: topaz and citrine.
From ancient people to modern man and women, the value of beautiful topaz has been recognized. This gem was on the first row of the Breastplate of Aaron in the Old Testament. The Breastplate of Aaron was a sacred plate worn by the High Priest of the Israelites, according to the Book of Exodus.
In pure form it is a colorless crystal. But if there are mineral impurities in the topaz, you will see different colors. Most famous is the orange topaz, which is what is usually considered the November birthstone. Thus orange color allows it to fit in beautifully with the bright canary yellow citrine.
However, blue topaz is gorgeous as well, and I have featured some beautiful jewellery with that as well, as well as many other colors that might come up. Sometimes genuine topaz will also be irradiated with heat to bring on different colors. There is a new form of high tech enhancement that actually can be applied to any colorless stone – but is most often and most successfully applied to topaz – creating brilliant, rainbow colored “Mystic Topaz.”
Citrine is a beautiful member of the quartz family that comes in pretty shades of yellow and yellow green – like the delicious citrine fruit.
Everyone likes to receive some kind of jewelry, and birthstone jewelry is especially nice because it is so personal.
The Mystical Powers of November’s Birthstone: Citrine
Topaz is made of one of the most common materials in the world: quartz. And yet, some of the most beautiful minerals known are created because of this common stone. Pure topaz is clear, whitish-silver. The colors that you see are due to impurities in the stone, casting different gorgeous hues. Iron and chromium are the most common inclusions that give topaz its wide range of colors.
Topaz is one of the hardest of minerals, but does not have many industrial uses because it has perfect directional cleavage and can split. For that reason also you will not find many topaz carvings.
The first time I heard of this gem was in the movie by Hitchcock by the same name. “Topaz” is based on the real-life Sapphire Affair of 1962, and as such it is an espionage Cold-War thriller.
Crystal healers use blue topaz for access your inner riches, and is helpful in getting clarity. It is associated with the Throat Chakra.
It is nice to have both birthstones in one piece of jewelry, as you do with this citrine and topaz necklace. But the white topaz here are just accents: this pendant is all about the beautiful citrine. A large citrine multi-faceted stone, set all around with little citrine stones and white topaz is just so beautiful.
Topaz is wondrous: it is a clear white, or silver in its pure form. Those colors are often used in beautiful jewellery, and the silver topaz is used by crystal healers to remove stagnant energy and
purify emotions and actions. It is a crystallized silicate mineral, made up of fluorine and aluminum.
However, much like how the faults of people provide the charm, it is the impurities that make the rainbow of colours we have learned to associate with topaz.
The colors range from the orange amber that is usually held as the November birthstone, “imperial topaz” which can be available in a variety of colors including a brilliant violet that reminds me of amethyst; and brilliant blue or green topaz. Mystic topaz is clear topaz that is coated artificially to provide a rainbow effect.
I see topaz sometimes used as a kind of diamond substitute: the white-silver colour blends well with other stones. Whether it is used for adornment or healing, topaz is makes a big positive impact.
Sky Blue Topaz
The state stone of Texas is naturally occurring Blue Topaz.
A Gorgeous Pink Topaz Ring
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Beautiful citrine spans the yellow hues, especially the green-yellow lime color. It is made of quartz, and sometimes smokey quartz is substituted for genuine citrine commercially.
Citrine expands its beauty and power beyond the world of jewelry, and is generally believed to be good luck, much as you could expect with such a cheery gem. It is known as the “Merchant’s Stone” because it is good luck for those who are selling wares.
This video discusses the beautiful citrine, which is made of the element quartz. The video mentions the association with cheerfulness and hope for citrine. I find some crystal healing beliefs hard to wrap your arms around but that are I don’t. I feel uplifted by this stone, and can imagine giving it as a gift for someone who is needing hope.
The video states that quartz is the most common mineral element on the Earth, but genuine citrine is rare.
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Beautiful Topaz Bracelets
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Whether You Were Born in November or Not – There is Beautiful Citrine and Topaz Jewelry for You
I have loved finding this beautiful topaz and citrine jewelry, and knowing that whether you are buying it for yourself or your favorite November baby, we will be well served by this gorgeous jewelry.