The autumnal tones and warming hues of citrine stones make it the perfect November birthstone. This autumn perfect gemstone is thought to be a gift from the sun and is believed to have many healing properties. Here’s our guide to the November birthstone and our top citrine jewellery picks.
What is citrine?
Citrine is the transparent, pale yellow to brownish orange variety of quartz. Its attractive warm colour, paired with its durability and affordability, makes it one of the most popular and frequently purchased yellow-to-orange gemstones.
The gemstone is commonly found in places such as Brazil, Africa, Russia, France and Madagascar. Citrine stones have been used as an ornamental gem for civilizations, dating back to 300 B.C., and a favourite with jewellers since the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Natural citrine is rare, so most citrine on the market is a result of heat treatment, which causes some amethysts to change colour from undesirable pale violet to an attractive yellow.
The citrine is a stone as bright as its energy, linked to promoting positivity and eliminating any unwanted negative energy. Due to its colour, the November birthstone is said to carry the power of the sun and is used to help overcome negative thoughts and encourage a positive outlook on life. Even its name emanates positivity and joy, which is derived from the French word for lemon, carries a sense of sun and joy attached to it.
Also known as The Merchant’s Stone or The Success Stone, the citrine is said to hold properties of wealth and abundance. Some believe that if a citrine stone is placed in the cash register of a shop it will help to attract and maintain wealth.
Our Favourite Citrine Pieces
What better way to show off a deep orange citrine than with 9kt rose gold? The perfectly pink tones of the gold elegantly complement the stacked citrine stones in the Top Citrine ring by MyriamSOS. A modern classic, this ring combines geometric-chic style with a beautifully balanced design. These pink and orange hues are the ultimate warming touch this November.
If you wish to ease into wearing this bright stone, try the One & Only Citrine & Swiss Topaz Drop Earrings by Susan Driver. Framed in 18kt gold and suspended on 9kt golden chains, the sky blue topaz and light yellow citrine radiate beautiful soft pastel colours and are designed to be treasured for a lifetime. Simple, classic and easy to style, these earrings will beautifully compliment any outfit you wear them with.
Or go one-of-a-kind with the Citrine Pendant from Alex Gulko. This classic pendant combines an orange-red citrine with sparkling white and cognac diamonds set in a 18kt white gold intertwined topper. The pendant elegantly suspends from a sterling silver chain on two points, through the twisted diamond motif. Elegant, refined and vibrant, a beautiful pendant ready to make its debut this November.