If your birthday is in November, your birthstone is the golden citrine: a gift from the sun. Those born in November are lucky enough to have citrine as their birthstones. Citrine is the yellow variety of quartz, and its name comes from the Old French word for lemon.
This birthstone for November also symbolized the warm, bright sun and the vitality of life. Another fun fact about the November birthstone, Citrine, is that it awakens creativity and imagination. Its warm color is said to be a gift from the sun, making this golden gemstone the perfect option for brightening up a typically chilly autumnal month.
The Egyptians were among the first to discover the yellow stone and used the gems as talismans. The ancient Greeks carved iconic images into them and shaped them into rock crystal ornaments, while Roman priests made them into rings. Between 300 and 150 BC they were found on the handles of swords and daggers in Scotland. While thought to be added for decorative purposes, the stone was also considered as protection.
Today, citrine is known as the ‘merchant’s stone’ and is associated with success and wealth. So, if you or your loved one were born in November, warm and glowing citrine is the perfect, thoughtful gift. Check out the rest of our Citrine collection.