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Why does November have two birthstones?
Any person born in November is lucky enough to have not one, but two birthstones. Both Citrine and Topaz represent November. Also, both offer different qualities. But firstly, why does November have two birthstones?
Owing to the similarity in colour, both Yellow Topaz and Citrine provide a choice for people born in November. However, both gemstones offer wearers a different meaning depending on their preference.
Meanings associated with Citrine and Topaz
Citrine bursts with positivity. This incredible fiery-coloured gemstone combats negative energy and promotes success and good fortune. Many cite Citrine as the gemstone to boost good energy. Furthermore, Citrine benefits the wearer with health, wealth and abundance.
Topaz represents healing, love and affection. Also, it symbolises strength, resilience and determination. It is a healing gemstone benefitting the wearer with improved health and wellbeing.
The composition of Topaz and Citrine
Citrine is a type of Quartz—a crystalline mineral composed of Silicon and Oxygen. Citrine exhibits a yellow-orange colour, cut into various shapes and sizes.
Topaz occurs in many colours, but yellow Topaz looks remarkably similar to Citrine. Topaz is a silicate mineral composed of Aluminium and Flourine. Topaz occurs in various crystal sizes ranging from tiny gems to enormous gem rocks. One of the rarest, prized colours includes the deep orange Imperial Topaz variety of this gem.
Which is best? Citrine or Topaz?
Buyers favour both gemstones, but Citrine offers a more affordable choice making it a prevalent choice for November birthstone jewellery.
But, Topaz offers a wider variety of colours, including blue and pink variations.
Types of November birthstone jewellery
Ideas for birthstone jewellery include earrings and pendants. Neither requires the same consideration for size in the same way rings do. If you are looking for an inexpensive choice, consider Citrine or Topaz set into Silver instead of Gold.
Within our showroom, we stock a variety of birthstone jewellery designs suitable for most months. These include Silver earrings and pendants in most colours. Talk to a member of our team for additional help and guidance on ideas and inspiration for a November birthstone gift.
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About Mark JohnsonMark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website.