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Happy birthday, November babies! Your November Birthstone is the Citrine. Reflecting the beautiful autumnal colors of the season, the orangey gold crystal is from the quartz family. Traditionally, the birthstone for the month is the imperial Topaz. But the contemporary birthstone Citrine is not any less stunning.

Coming in hues of soft yellow to deep orange, naturally occurring Citrine is actually relatively rare. Many stones in the market have been heat treated. Heat treated Citrine often appears more orangey or reddish, whereas natural Citrine is on the pale yellow end of the spectrum.

Most citrine comes from Brazil, but almost all of the Brazilian material is heat-treated amethyst. Natural citrine can also be found in the Ural Mountains of Russia, in Dauphine, France, and in Madagascar.

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Metaphysical Properties of November Birthstone

The Citrine is believed to be an attractor of wealth. As a stone of good fortune, it also encourages manifestation and abundance.

Who it’s suited for:

As a professional support stone, Citrine improves interactions for all who work in sales, merchant banking, casinos, sports and fitness instruction, and the media. It is a fortifying crystal for medical personnel and healers, and increases productivity in governmental work. [Mella, 131-132][Eason, 89] Citrine strengthens the inner light and sparks creativity and imagination. It is ideal for artists of all kinds. [Megemont, 59-60] 

Citrine is an excellent crystal for interpersonal relationships. It smooths family or group problems, and promotes solutions and cohesiveness.[Melody, 210] It also helps in understanding and dealing with absorbed impressions from those around us. [Gienger, 28] – Crystalvaults.com

November Birthstone For healing the emotions

Citrine helps to open the mind to see and recognize joy in one’s life, letting go of anger and negative thoughts and feelings. It also encourages the wearer to let go of deep-seated fears and self-destructive patterns. A great crystal for managing depression, Citrine improves receptivity to criticism and generates creativity and expressing one’s emotions. It improves self-esteem, and helps one to move forward with optimism, enjoying new experiences and explorations.

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Top image from Gemme Couture.

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