Beth from our Leamington Spa store explains the history of the beautiful gemstone Citrine, the official birthstone for November.
The official birthstone for the month of November is Citrine which is an exotic, translucent golden brown to yellow colour. This stone has often been referred to as ‘the stone of the mind’ where many ancient cultures believed that placing it on the foreheads of strong, independent women would grant them psychic powers.
The Citrine stone originates from Madeira Spain but is derived from the French word ‘Citron’ reflecting the lemon saturation of the gemstone. It is a symbol of love and affection believed to increase self esteem, open the mind to think clearer and rid the body of any negative energy. It’s thought to combine your emotions, intuitions and thoughts into one, singular harmony. This gemstone is the perfect jewellery gift to buy for a loved one, family member or close companion.
The gemstone is a variety of quartz, the mineral which is frequently heated to bring out its fierce golden, yellow colour. Overall it is a brighter and purer yellow than Golden Topaz an alternative birthstone for November. During the Romantic period, skilled artisans would emphasise the warmth of the Citrine to enhance the gold jewellery colour. With qualities including durability, beauty and affordability, Citrine makes a great choice for everyday wear.
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Our favourite jewellery piece is the beautiful black obsidian charm bracelet by Thomas Sabo worn with the Citrine Thomas Sabo birthstone. The stunning yellow hue looks perfect with black and works perfectly with gold and copper colours on trend this season. This beautiful set is £51.90 – get it here.
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