November Birthstone

The November Birthstone is Topaz

The birthstone for November is yellow-orange Topaz and the November birthstone color is Yellow. The warm yellow-orange Topaz gemstone, also known as Imperial Topaz, is associated with constancy, loyalty, faithfulness and friendship. The alternative birthstone for November is Citrine.

Pure topaz is actually transparent but impurities within the crystal create varieties of topaz in many colors. In addition to the yellow to orange range, topaz also occurs in exquisite shades of blue, pale green, pink and red.

Some references say the name Topaz originates from Sanskrit tapas meaning ‘fire’ or ‘heat’. Others references say the name came from an Egyptian island in the Red Sea originally called Topazos - where a yellow stone was mined.

November Birthstone Topaz

Citrine Tree of Life Pendant by Phoenix Fire Designs
November Birthstone Jewelry
Citrine Tree of Life Pendant by Phoenix Fire Designs
November Birth Flower - Chrysanthemum
November Birthday Card
November Birth Flower Chrysanthemums by Blazing Star Studio

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY INFO CARD

November Birthstone Topaz

November

November birthstone - Topaz (yellow/orange)

November alternative birthstone - Citrine

November birthstone color - yellow

November birth flower - Chrysanthemum

Topaz

Blue Topaz - 4th wedding anniversary

Imperial Topaz - 23rd wedding anniversary

Zodiac birthstone Scorpio (Oct 24-Nov 21)

Zodiac birthstone Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21)

Citrine

13th wedding anniversary


 

Where Topaz and Citrine Are Found

Pure topaz is actually colorless and impurities within the crystal create varieties in many colors. In addition to the yellow to orange range, topaz also occurs in exquisite shades of blue, pale green, pink and red. Natural blue topaz is very rare and most of the blue topaz in the market is colorless topaz that has been treated.

Most precious topaz used in jewelry is found in Brazil and Russia but Imperial topaz, which is the trade name given to natural orange-red topaz, is only mined in Brazil.

Natural citrine is a variety of quartz, pale yellow in color and occurs very rarely in nature - one such location is Bolivia.  When amethyst quartz is heated it transforms to citrine quartz and in some deposits geological heating has happened naturally. In other instances amethyst is mined and then manually heated to produce citrine, such as in Brazil, where much of the world's amethyst is found.

When both amethyst and citrine are intermingled in the stone, it is called ametrine, and is found naturally in Bolivia.

References: GIA Education Topaz, Citrine, Ametrine.
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