The month of November has two beautiful gems that represent the birthstones. They are Citrine and Topaz.
Citrine is a stone as bright as its energy. Everything about this stone emanates positivity and joy. Even its name, which is derived from the French word for lemon, carries a sense of sun and joy attached to it.
It was used as a gem in Greece as far back as 300 B.C., and because of its colour, is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Gold Topaz, Madeira or Spanish Topaz, or Safranite.
Citrine is thought to increase awareness, control emotions and raise self esteem.
Topaz is a dynamic birthstone that can be a multitude of colours from blue to an intense red / orange.
BAGUETTE RING WITH LONDON BLUE TOPAZ IN STERLING SILVER
This ring has a London Blue topaz wrapped in a sterling silver setting.
A very simple yet elegant design.
Imperial Topaz, which is yellow or orange is the most valuable colour. The blue versions which are so popular are generally grey or clear stones naturally which are heat treated to produce different shades of blue.
This gem is said to provide balance to emotions and help promote a harmonious lifestyle. Blue topaz is also considered to help with creativity, and particularly to be good for writers.
SWISS BLUE & LONDON BLUE TOPAZ AND STERLING SILVER SOLITAIRE NECKLACES
I offer blue topaz for most of my stone set items, and can offer citrine as a special order item. Citrine is a relatively inexpensive stone. Natural imperial topaz will be considerably more expensive.