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November Birthstone: Topaz and Citrine

Happy birthday to all the November babies!

Many people with November birthdays have the astrological sign Scorpio. Scorpios are known for their passionate, thoughtful and intuitive personalities. Your mysterious, magnetic personality draws others to you.

Two gems are appropriate for November birthdays – Topaz and Citrine

One of your birthstones is Topaz. This gemstone is available in a rainbow of colors including yellow, orange, brown, pink, purple, white and many shades of blue. The Romans wore Topaz while traveling to protect against potential dangers. People of the Middle Ages wore Topaz to strengthen intellect, brighten wit, and obtain happiness.

The second November birthstone is Citrine which is known as the “healing quartz.” It is thought to support health and bring hope and good energy to its wearer. Citrine is available in shades ranging from pastel yellow to dark brownish orange. Today, vivid yellows and oranges are the most popular colors. In ancient Rome, citrine was used to make beautiful jewelry and intaglio prints. It was also a very popular gemstone in the Art Deco period. During this time, large citrines were set in many prized jewelry pieces made for big Hollywood stars such as Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford.

Celebrities who share your birth month include Scarlett Johansson, Allison Williams, Rachel McAdams, Brad Pitt, Emma Stone, Anne Hathaway, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Ryan Gosling.

Birthstone jewelry for November or any month of the year is available at all Long’s Jewelers locations.

Partial information was sourced from the American Gem Society.