The Beautiful Birthstones of November
During November, our world becomes amplified with hues of golden yellow and burnt orange. From pumpkin spice flavors to autumn leaves, we treasure the fleeting colors that appear during this transition of seasons. The two birthstones of November (citrine and topaz) flawlessly match the energy of fall with their rich golden tones.
These two sunny gemstones brighten up a rather chilly month. Their magnificent shades of gold radiate through earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets, making the perfect addition to any collection. As a symbol of prosperity, vitality and happiness, gemstone jewelry is an unforgettable gift for everyone, not just November babies.
From the mountains in Russia to the depths of Brazil, this gem has been discovered all over the globe. Since the 15th century, Topaz has been considered the birthstone of November. However, it wasn’t until 1912 that the National Association of Jewelers made it official.
Although topaz occurs in a range of colors, yellow topaz is known for being a birthstone of November. Its luminous glow has been sought after for centuries. In fact, it’s considered one of the most powerful gemstones, permeating emotional balance and protection from greed. In addition to yellow, topaz comes in thousands of shades, from colorless to blush pink. Yet, few colors of this gem provide the same clear-headed energy as blue topaz, which is associated with communication and wisdom.
One of our favorite pieces at Mountz Jewelers is the Gabriel & Co. Swiss Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring. Featuring 14K yellow gold, a four-leaf floral pattern and four round diamonds, this stunning ring makes for an unforgettable present that’s crafted to last a lifetime.
Named after beautiful shades of lemon, citrine is the second birthstone of November. The inner light of citrine diffuses positive energy, uplifting those who wear it. This yellow-orange variety of quartz also has been known as the “success gemstone,” and is believed to attract abundance. From the Victorian era to modern Hollywood, citrine has been a favorite among royalty and elite collectors. Long ago, people even believed that citrine could protect wearers from snake venom.
One of our favorite uses of this beautiful gemstone is the LAGOS Citrine Glacier Gemstone Ring. This stunning design features a combination of 18K yellow gold and sterling silver. Its emerald-cut center gemstone complements the caviar beading perfectly.
If you’re searching for vintage jewelry, our Estate Citrine Circle Pendant may be just what you’re looking for. It has an 18-inch light box chain and features round and emerald cut citrines in beaded bezels. The 14K yellow gold makes the gemstones pop and is a great addition to your fall wardrobe.
Make a Mountz Moment
For centuries, gemstones have been believed to feature healing powers and metaphysical properties. It’s spectacular how a piece of jewelry can possess magic that’s beneficial to everyday life. At Mountz Jewelers, we have an exquisite selection of fine citrine and topaz jewelry. Whether you’re looking to introduce more warm colors to your wardrobe or just shopping for a memorable gift, these gemstones are guaranteed winners. Explore our vast collections online or stop by any of our stores in Carlisle, Camp Hill and Colonial Park/Harrisburg. Our team can’t wait to help you discover your next unforgettable treasure. After all, we love making every special moment a Mountz Moment.