The Citrine Gemstone is November’s Birthstone
Citrine is November’s Birthstone and also a traditional 13th Anniversary Gift
Citrine is November’s birthstone. Citrine is the transparent, pale yellow to brownish orange variety of quartz. Along with topaz, citrine is a birthstone for November. It’s also recognized as the gem that commemorates the thirteenth anniversary. Weather or not your wanting to get that special someone a birthday gift, or maybe your friends or parents 13th anniversary, the gemstone represents both.
About the Citrine Gemstone
Citrine is rare in nature. In the days before modern gemology, its tawny color caused it to be confused with topaz. Today, its attractive color, plus the durability and affordability it shares with most other quartzes, makes it the top-selling yellow-to-orange gem. In the contemporary market, citrine’s most popular shade is an earthy, deep, brownish or reddish orange.
Since natural citrine is rare, most of the citrine on the market is the result of heat treatment, which causes some amethyst to change color from undesirable pale violet to an attractive yellow. The amethyst’s original hue can determine the richness of the resulting yellow color.
The crystals occur in a wide range of sizes, and sizes up to 20 carats are readily available in jewelry. Although the gemstone is available in standard shapes and sizes, many high-end jewelry designers and gem carvers have fashioned the warm yellow gem into unusual cuts for jewelry and carvings. JWO specializes in custom jewelry design. The gemstone occurs naturally in geodes and are very beautiful in their raw form. You can find the gemstone in nature in places like Brasil and Colorado.
What is the history and folklore of the Citrine?
People have used quartz in jewelry for thousands of years. Egyptians gathered ornately striped agates from the shore and used them as talismans, the ancient Greeks carved rock crystal ornaments that glistened like permafrost, and the hands of Roman pontiffs bore rings set with huge purple amethysts. Natural citrine is rare, and today most citrine quartz is the result of heat treatment of amethyst quartz. Even so, gems from the Victorian era have surfaced, and it’s not hard to imagine that it was treasured even in earlier times. Estate jewelry is a good representation of the gemstone.
Spiritual Healing Folklore
Across many different folklores, citrine is said to have many spiritual healing properties. Some folklore believes that the crystal draws off stress and negativity from your body and brings in a quiet, refreshing peace. It helps you overcomes fear of responsibility and stops anger and destructive tendencies. It has also been said that the stone acts as an early warning system so that action can be taken to protect oneself. The crystal is warming, energizing, and highly creative, and imparts a flexibility and openness to new experiences. It energizes every level of your life and is a powerful attractor of helpful friends and mentors. It has the power to impart joy to all who behold it and instills a positive attitude. Gloom and negativity do not exist around the crystal. The gemstone supports generosity, yet at the same time, helps you hold onto your wealth. It is said that the stone will draw all the good things in life to you.
Regardless of history and folklore, the gemstone is the perfect gift for a birthday or 13th anniversary. JWO Jewelers can create one-of-a kind custom jewelry pieces for that special someone.
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