Sunday, November 13, 2011

November Birthstone - Citrine

The November birthstone is the beautiful Citrine. The name Citrine comes from the French word "Citrin", meaning lemon and the name certainly suits this beautiful yellow/golden gemstone. The Citrine is a member of the quartz family of stones and is one of the "rarer" colored quartzes. Most people are familiar with the purple quartz which is commonly called Amethyst.

If you are not fond of the Citrine don't worry...there is an alternate birthstone for the month of November and the alternate stone is the yellow Topaz which is just as beautiful as the Citrine. The only draw back when it comes to purchasing yellow Topaz jewelry is that it is a little more expensive than jewelry made with Citrine.

If you are looking for a birthday gift for someone born during the November month a beautiful gift would be a nice piece of Citrine jewelry. The Citrine can also be given as an anniversary gift during the 13th and 17th anniversaries.

You can find beautiful earrings, necklaces, pendants, pins, bracelets, rings, anklets and even watches with gemstone bracelet bands made with the beautiful gemstone. For the most part Citrine gemstones are faceted before placing them into jewelry pieces and you can find them in a variety of shapes and carat sizes.

Just about every jewelry store or department store that carries jewelry will have Citrine jewelry on display for you to purchase. You can find inexpensive pieces set in sterling silver and them more expensive pieces set in gold or platinum.

If you are a November baby, chances are you have some of this lovely gemstone and if not, maybe it is something that you can put on your wish list. Semi precious stones such as the Topaz and the Citrine are admired by many and they look beautiful in any setting.

by Gregg Nosaji, Contributing Editor for, online retailer of jewelry boxes, jewelry armoires and jewelry related gifts. Gregg is an event consultant and writes about gift ideas and special occasions.

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