The month of November has a beautiful yellow stone, Citrine, as its official birthstone. Citrine belongs to the quartz family with hues ranging from pale yellow to dark amber. The dark amber color, which resembles Madeira wine is named after it. The darker the color, the more valuable the stone.

This bright, effervescent gemstone gets its name from the French word for lemon and has been regarded as a symbol for happiness, health, and vitality for centuries.

And though some might think that citrine is a dime a dozen, it’s actually quite rare in nature, according to the Gemological Institute of America. Citrine is the top-selling yellow-to-orange gemstone because of its durability and affordability. It’s also thought to promote creativity and awareness and bring energy and personal clarity to the wearer.

While Citrine was very popular for a length of time - starting with the ancient Romans who used it in jewelry and intaglio work (engraved gems that have been carved into), its greatest height of popularity was in the 19th century during the Art Deco period and across both World Wars. Today, citrines are no longer consider the opulent stone that it was.  In actually, the stone flew onto the mainstream market that it became cheap and looked down upon for luxurious jewelry making.  

 

Vintage Water Drop Citrine Pendant 925 Sterling Silver Necklace

 

Natural Citrine Inlaid 925 Sterling Silver Ring

 

Four Natural Citrine 925 Sterling Silver Ring For Women


Looking to commemorate a November birthday this month? Celebrate it with a Jewinston jewelry, accented in this month’s honorary birthstone.