Citrine: The November Birthstone

Citrine, the November birthstone, is a type of Quartz crystal that shines yellow and is often associated with the sun. It has been used for centuries for positivity and optimism boosting! Find out more about the Citrine below!


Citrine has a rich history, especially when it comes to jewelry. It has been popular for many centuries among the wealthy and the superstitious. Many believed that the citrine helped boost positivity and give the wear clarity in times of struggle. 

The ancient Romans used this stone for beautiful jewelry and intaglio work. Large citrines were very popular statement pieces, often being worn to decorate elaborate headdresses and pendants.

In modern day, the citrine is very popular for its earthy tone. Especially popular in the fall, the November ambiance makes the stone radiate even more! Citrine jewelry is often seen as  big and bold statement pieces, many cut in facets to show off the brilliance of the stone.


Citrine is formed as a type of quartz crystal. It is also found in clastic sediments and is often found in association with amethyst. The largest supplier of natural citrine is Brazil, but it can be found in mines in the US, Spain, Africa, France, and Madagascar.

Citrine is often mistaken for topaz with its pale yellow coloring, though the type of quartz is closer to the formation of amethyst. In its pure form, quartz is colorless and transparent, however the colors of citrine and amethyst are caused by chemical impurities. Citrine also rates a 7 on the hardness scale like most quartz types. 

Special Properties

There are many positive attributes of the citrine stone when it comes to healing the spiritual self. Citrine is a powerful cleanser and regenerator as it carries the virtues of self-healing, inspiration and self-improvement. Carrying the power of the sun, it is excellent for overcoming depression and fear. One's sense of self becomes more radiant, it helps to look forward to the future optimistically, going with the flow, instead of hanging on to the past. Citrine draws off stress and negativity from the body and releases a peaceful balance.  It is warming, energizing, and a highly creative stone that imparts a flexibility and openness to new experiences. It energizes every level of your life and is a powerful attractor of helpful friends and mentors.

Final Thoughts

The Citrine is an incredibly unique gemstone that radiates tranquil energy and balances peace to the wearer. This birthstone is at its highest peak of power during the month of November. Its value carries great weight in ethical mining and uniqueness as well!

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