Why are there birthstones?
The origin of birthstones is believed to date back to the breastplate of Aaron which contained twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The current list dates back to 1912 with only one addition since then – tanzanite was added to December. ~ American Gem Society
November Birthstone: Citrine & Topaz
Topaz come in many colors, the most common are shades of yellows. However, pure topaz is colorless and the colors come from impurities in the stone.
Topaz is a soothing stone that has been said to calm tempers, cure madness and eliminate nightmares.
Recently I purchased a strand of sky blue topaz teardrops. They sparkled and spoke to me, saying “I’m too gorgeous for you to pass up!” See what I mean by the jewelry I have showcased below!
A variety of quartz, Citrine comes in colors ranging from a soft yellow to a brownish orange. The yellow comes from iron traces in the quartz, but this doesn’t happen often in nature. In order to get more citrine at a more reasonable cost they heat treat other forms of quartz
Citrine takes its name from the citron fruit because of these lemon-inspired shades.
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