November is the month where autumn sings its final notes as the last of the leaves fall away from their trees. The month where the sun noticeably sets earlier and earlier, but still gives off its golden glow as it lowers itself into the evening sky. The month that has one of the warmest-hued birthstones in beautiful glowing citrine.
Traditionally topaz is November’s birthstone, but since real golden topaz is not that easy to come by, many choose citrine as their birthstone because of its availability and range of color from bright yellow, to golden honey, to a very warm brownish-orange. Despite the color you favor, citrine’s warm glow reminds you that although the darkness of winter is coming, the brightness of spring is sure to follow.
Citrine is actually a form of quartz that became a popular gemstone for jewelers to use to enhance the look and color of gold jewelry between 1800 and 1850, also known as the Romantic Era. It was also a very popular gemstone to use in the Victorian Era, because Queen Victoria favored it, and then again during the Art Deco period where large faceted citrine stones were set in many prized jewelry designs made for Hollywood actresses like Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford.
Citrine is a gemstone that is as bright as the energy it is said to possess. Even its name, which comes from the French word for lemon, carries the brightness of the sun and sense of happiness and joy. It radiates positive, healing energy, and also promotes psychic awareness, clarity and creativity.
So to all you born in this month of November, happy birthday you positively creative person! Go glow like your birthstone!