If you’re still young enough to remember your birthday, you reasonably also learn the special birthstone attached to it. But at your age, we bet you don’t know the Importance of your birthstone and what influence the ancients believed would be given on you by carrying it.
November Birthstone: Citrine Birthstone Properties: Boosts creativity and feelings of joy.
Alternative Birthstone: Yellow Topaz
Citrine is the birthstone for November and the old anniversary gemstone for the 13th year of marriage. Its nickname originates from an old French word for lemon — “citrin.” A type of quartz and the “sister stone” to the purplish type known as Amethyst, citrine appears in various colors. Some assume that some citrine may have started as Amethyst, but that nearby heated rock turned it into quartz’s yellow form.
Excavated mainly in Brazil but can also be found in Bolivia, citrines come in bright yellows and oranges and the unique and remarkably popular “Madeira red.” (Citrines that are soft yellow or yellowish-brown are often misunderstood for yellow or golden topaz.) Natural citrine can also be found in the Ural Mountains of Russia, in Dauphine, France, and Madagascar.
Cure-All Citrine, like all forms of quartz, was assumed to have magical powers. People carried citrine as a protective amulet against the disease, poor skin, and evil spirits. It was also utilized as a charm toward the bites of snakes and other poisonous reptiles. The yellow and orange colors of the citrine gemstone were said to offer security from vulnerabilities when traveling, to ward off evil, and to prevent sickness on land or sea.
Throughout history, citrine has been used widely in enhancing the use of the body’s organs, including the heart, liver, kidneys, and digestive system. Healing practitioners still use it to eliminate toxins from the body, manage muscular dysfunctions, and further incite healing in general. Citrine is also said to help give support from radiation results and promote the absorption of antioxidants.
Citrine is especially great for inciting mental capabilities, improving creativity, and bolstering self-confidence with our mental health. It is said that wearing citrine will enhance memory, make you feel more confident, and give you more stamina in everything you do. The fascinating powers of citrine are thought to help depression and anxiety and give you the courage to accomplish in your life.
Giving citrine as a gift expresses desires for hope and vitality. Breaking with sunshine-yellow brightness, it is the perfect gemstone for healing anyone get through difficult times!
A large amount of citrine that is available on the market today is heat-treated Amethyst. Natural citrine is much lighter than the heat-treated material, which is dark orange-brown to reddish-brown.