November brings with it the falling of leaves, the wintery chill in the air and the constant need to have delicious coffee. We see people walking down the streets covered in coats, scarves and gloves to drive the chill away. While these sights and the frosty-feels are common during this month, there is also an undeniable association with rustic and beautiful autumn hues. This definitely makes the bright and sunshine-hued citrine, the ideal birthstone for this month of the year. Apart from November babies, this honey-yellow gemstone is also a gorgeous present for those celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary.
From the Past:
Citrine derives its name from the French word, ‘citron’, which is a citrus fruit that resembles a large lemon. This sunshine-hued gemstone has been widely cherished for its inviting beauty and rarity over the years. It was extremely popular in the 19th century and during the Art Deco period where it was extensively used to make elaborate jewelry pieces. Sparkling with sunny and warm hues, citrines also have several legends surrounding them. One of the folklores suggests that it would protect the wearer from evil thoughts. Ancient Greeks carved iconic images on this gem to reap its maximum benefits. On the other hand, Roman priests wore it for protection and Egyptians used it as a talisman.
Known as the stone of success, citrine is linked to numerous positive and mystical attributes. It is believed to attract all the good things in the life of its wearer. It carries the virtues of self-improvement, inspiration and enhances one’s self-esteem. Citrines are said to bring about mental clarity, emotional steadiness, promote inner calm and increase self awareness. They are assumed to possess the power of the sun and are considered a symbol of positivity, hope, happiness, prosperity and growth.
How to Wear:
Citrine has been around for thousands of years and is highly valued for its supreme magnificence. This glorious yellow gemstone is available in a variety of hues ranging from pale yellow and vivid orange to brown and even an alluring reddish-brown shade. In today’s market, citrine is the most sought-after yellow gemstone available. Its affordability and durability (rating of 7 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness), along with a striking color make it an ideal and budget-friendly choice for women. Additionally, this enticing sunshine-hued gem can be worn with different colored outfits, which further increases its popularity. You can always wear a solitaire citrine ring when you are aiming for an understated look. Stunning citrine earrings in different styles ensure that you grab the spotlight wherever you go. Pendants studded with this exquisite gem are the best accessory for achieving the perfect business look. Statement citrine rings, on the other hand, are a must-have for all the fashion-forward women out there.
Citrine creations will surely turn heads whether you are going for a date night, cocktail party or a much-awaited social event. Are you already in love with this sensational gem and want to know more about it? Then click here.
You can also read here about October’s magical birthstone.