The truth about November birthstones

Posted on the 4th November 2014

November has crept up on us rather quickly yet again, so I thought it was only fitting to enlighten you about this Month’s not 1 but 2 birthstones. Now many people believe Topaz is the only November birthstone but after doing a little bit of research, I can confirm that both Topaz and Citrine are the birthstones of November. Here’s a little fun fact for you, Citrine and Topaz were both found on the island of Topazios in ancient times…hence the confusion. Firstly Topaz is commonly known to the consumer as a beautiful blue gemstone, when in fact the more common colour is yellow from its form as a Citrine quartz…again this helps understand the wee confusion. But Topaz comes in a rainbow of available colours – yellow, pink, purple, orange and blue. The mystical stone is said to relieve sadness, anger and nocturnal fears as well as be reputed to make men handsome and intelligent and sterile women, fertile and happy… but please do not reply too much on this myth! Shop the Topaz collection. The exotic stone Citrine, regularly found in the likes of Brazil, Bolivia and Spain, is often referred to as the ‘healing stone’. The golden gemstone is said to support vitality and health all whilst promoting creativity, personal clarity and eliminate self-destructive tendencies. It is even rumoured to help bring in good business…so get one of those at your desk at work and everyone will be winning!! Shop the Citrine collection. You could even get your birthstone made into a beautiful and unique bespoke ring from our London store…the possibilities are endless. Have a fabulous November!