November: Topaz, Citrine


November babies can choose between two striking sunny gemstones: Topaz and Citrine


Topaz

Contrary to the common belief that all topaz comes in yellow color, the gem is actually available in several colors. Interesting enough, pure topaz does not have any color. The colors it acquires is just due to impurities. There's also the so-called Precious Topaz, which is often mistaken for "citrine quartz" or "smoky quartz" probably because of its yellow to brownish orange colors. If you are thinking about having a piece of Topaz jewelry, might as well consider the so-called Imperial Topaz. This color is the most prized one. It displays a vibrant orange hue with adorable pink undertones. There is also the Blue Topaz. The gemstone measures 8 in the Mohs hardness scale, making it a really durable option for a piece of jewelry.


Topaz is considered a soothing stone that is believed to cure madness, calm tempers, and eliminate nightmares.


Citrine

This bright shining gem that comes in lemon-inspired shades ranging from pale yellow to orangey brown is believed to be a gift from the sun. The yellow hues of the gem are caused by iron traces in the quartz crystal. Some call the gem as the "healing quartz" and is also believed to have the ability to soothe, calm, and comfort, to spark imagination, and release any negative feelings. It is also called the "merchant's stone" as it is believed to bring prosperity and wealth to its owner. The gem measures 7 on Mohs hardness scale, making it a good option for huge, wearable jewelry.