Stones for November: Topaz and Citrine

Citrine origines and history

Citrine is the birthstone for November. Also known as the “stone of success”, Citrine was used in Roman times to seal documents. It was also worn as a talisman to protect from snake venom and evil curses.

With a peak in popularity during the XIXth Century, Citrine was a real symbol during the art deco period and between the two World Wars. Worn by numerous Hollywood Starss including Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford, Citrine continues to charm due to its sparkle.

Used as an ornament on combs or tiaras in the 19th century, citrine was highly prized by royal families. On Princess Madeleine of Sweden's wedding day, the Crown Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg wore an ensemble of small pearls and citrines mounted on yellow gold.


Information, virtues and legends surrounding Citrine

With nuances ranging from yellow to brown, this fine stone is found in mines in Brazil, Australia, Madagascar, Uruguay and even Spain. Beware of "false citrines": when heated to a temperature of more than 500 degrees, amethyst takes on a yellow colour that is almost identical to citrine - but obviously it is not citrine and will never be.

Citrine comes in a variety of colours: 

  • Lemon yellow
  • Mandarine orange
  • Madera red
  • Golden brown

With its beautiful warm orange-yellow colour, this stone symbolises positive energies. According to some beliefs in lithotherapy, Citrine strengthens inner serenity and creativity.


When should you offer Citrine? 

Citrine is the birthstone for November babies. It is associated with Sagittarius and Scorpio signs of the Zodiac.

Jewellery set with Citrine can also be offered for the 13th Wedding Anniversary.

Which metals for Citrine?

Citrine can be worn alone as a solitaire or combined with other stones or pearls. Set on rose, yellow or white gold, it will look fantastic just as it does on silver or platinum. It can add a touch of originality to a simple item of gold jewellery such as a necklace, ring, bracelet or pair of earrings.

Citrine jewellery collections available on our website:

Discoer our offer of jewellery with citrine. Our range includes a selection of precious models set with diamonds.


Topaz is the second birthstone associated to the month of November. Topaz comes in numerous colours: yellow, blue, pink, white, red, purple, green and clear, that is the most common variety. However, it is the shades of blue that are the ones preferred by jewellers.

Topaz deposits can be found in different regions of the world: in Asia, Africa, USA and in South America. The most important deposits are found in Brazil in the Minas Gerais region.

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