Topaz is the birthstone for the month of November. Topaz gets its name from the Greek word “topazion”, which originates from the Sanskrit ‘tapas’, meaning ‘fire’. Topaz ranges from colorless to yellow, orange, red-brown, light to dark-blue, pink to red, violet and light-green. Topaz symbolizes love, affection and has been said to be an aid to sweetness and disposition.
Citrine is an alternative choice for November’s birthstone. Citrine ranges from pale yellow to brown-orange in color. Citrine comes from a word “lemon” in French, because of its resemblance to the color of the fruit. Citrine is known for calming energies, bringing warmth and fortune to those who wear them.