November babies are blessed with one of the most beautiful birthstones: the gorgeous, sunny citrine! Citrine is a warm yellow orange gemstone that’s not only stunning, but also more affordable than many other gemstones. So if you’re looking for some November birthstone jewelry, you may find that you’re able to go big and bold with your beautiful citrine jewelry and still stay within your budget!
In this post, we’re celebrating November’s warm birthstone, the citrine gemstone, by taking a closer look at its makeup and meaning. Throughout this post, we’ll also be highlighting some of our favorite citrine birthstone pieces to show you just how gorgeous the November gem can be!
The Makeup of November’s Birthstone Citrine
Citrine is both beautiful and durable, so it’s a great gemstone for jewelry that gets regular wear, like an engagement ring.
Citrine is a pale yellow to orange variety of the mineral quartz. This gem gets its sunny color from traces of iron within its crystal structure. In the past, citrine was often confused with topaz (another November birthstone), which occurs in a similar yellow-orange color.
Like other types of quartz, citrine is quite durable, which makes it great for everyday wear in pieces like earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and even rings. While some other birthstones are too soft to be practical for an everyday ring, citrine ranks in at an 8 out of 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, so it’s a great option for fashion rings and engagement rings.
The Meaning and Symbolism of November’s Birthstone Citrine
Citrine jewelry, such as the breathtaking halo set citrine ring pictured above, is associated with health, wealth, and imagination.
Like many other gemstones, citrine has been associated with powerful meanings and symbolism throughout the ages. Since ancient times, this vibrant gemstone has been associated with the sun, thanks to its cheery yellow-orange hue.
In addition to being associated with the sun, citrine is associated with good health. Many people believe that wearing citrine can help to add vibrance to the body and aid in physical healing. Citrine is also associated with wealth. Citrine has been nicknamed “the success stone” and “the Merchant’s Stone.” since many people believe that citrine radiates positive energy and that it can attract money to the wearer.
In modern crystal healing, citrine is associated with imagination, personal will, and manifestation. Crystal healers believe that citrine stimulates the solar plexus chakra, the power chakra. It’s believed that wearing citrine can awaken creativity, stir the soul into action, and help the wearer make their dreams a reality.
When worn as a birthstone, citrine is also thought to bring good luck to the wearer. Many people believe that wearing your birthstone will bring good luck and ward off negative energy.
Final Thoughts on November’s Warm Birthstone Citrine
Citrine is a beautiful, meaningful option for birthstone jewelry or an engagement ring.
Whether you wear citrine because you love its many positive associations or just because you find it beautiful, wearing citrine jewelry is a great way to add a bit more vibrant beauty to your day. Citrine jewelry is also a stunning, personal, and thoughtful gift to give for a November birthday present!