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November’s Birthstone :: Citrine

November’s Birthstone :: Citrine

Molly Schaller
molly 1 month ago

November’s Birthstone :: Citrine Supreme

Welcome to this month’s birthstone feature! Today we’re celebrating the November birthdays, those sweet fall days filled with frosty mornings that melt into gusty, sunshine-drenched afternoons reminiscent of the glow in this month’s stone, citrine.

November’s traditional birthstone is topaz, which is available in a range of colors. Topaz’s traditional shade is golden, much like the honey glow of the month’s more affordable alternative birthstone, citrine, but it can also occur in pink, red, purple and blue hues. I used the alternative stone in this month’s birthstone project after falling in love with the color and texture of this natural citrine pendant.

This necklace features this month’s alternative birthstone in the golden natural citrine pendant. Click this image for printable pdf instructions with a full materials list.

All About Citrine

  • Color: The yellowish orange colored stone is in the quartz family and can range from light yellow to a deep red.
  • Care: It has a Mohs hardness of 7; so it is durable enough to use in a ring. Wash with warm soapy water and a soft cloth to keep it clean, but do not subject your it to heat.
  • Uses and Folklore: Encourages fullness of life & empowers new beginnings. Use this stone when beginning new pursuits.
  • Fun Fact: Citrine in nature is rare; most found on the market today is heat treated amethyst quartz.

I combined the citrine in my necklace with white howlite for a necklace that stands out beautifully against the darker, warmer colors of my fall wardrobe. I love how the leaf pendant layers well with the large citrine nugget. When choosing a natural pendant nugget like this one to layer, make sure to find one that will lay flat on one side against the leaf pendant.

One interesting bit of folklore I found about citrine is that it is said that the gift of a citrine angel or sphere to a newborn brings intelligence, health, happiness, curiosity, confidence, and healing wisdom.

So, enjoy this beautiful golden member of the quartz family in your jewelry. I love the glow and light that radiates from it, whether in a polished nugget, chip, or large crystal point form.

Thanks for visiting our blog this month! I’ll be back next month with a feature about the December birthstone nearly everyone loves: turquoise! Until then, happy beading! Here are a few links to projects featuring November’s golden beauty.

Citrine & Amethyst Monday Make

Citrine Supreme Necklace

Citrine & Lapis Necklace

Citrus Sweet Necklace Set

Molly Schaller

About Molly Schaller

Molly Schaller loves beading, knitting, gardening, bookbinding, and being with her family of creative kids and her handy husband. She's always on the lookout for new ways to express her creativity and help others learn ways to tap into their creativity as well!