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Novemeber Gemstone: Topaz or Citrine

Birthstones are a wonderful way to bring positive energy to one's life. These are gemstones that possess characteristic traits known to benefit people born in a particular month. Most months have a single birthstone, but November brings a choice of two stunning birthstones, Topaz and Citrine.

Topaz
Topaz is formed from a silicate mineral and is generally colourless in nature. The presence of impurities in the mineral is what gives this November birthstone its dazzling range of colours. Topaz can be found in shades of yellow, pink, red, green, blue, and purple. While some believed this gemstone got its name from the Sanskrit word for fir, others trace itsorigins to the Greek word, 'topazos. The topaz birthstone has been in high demand for centuries owing to its aesthetic appeal and for its healing properties.

Citrine
The Citrine birthstone belongs to the quartz family which also makes it affordable owing to its abundant supply. Popular for its characteristic shade of yellow-gold, citrine is a popular choice for rings and pendants. The origins of the name citrine can be traced back to the Latin term for 'lemon'. This stone known for its bright appeal is also believed to bringenergies of health, wellness, and prosperity to the wearer. When deciding which November gemstone suits you best, you can choose the one that you are most attracted to or one that is recommended for you based on your current phase of life.

History and Mythology Associated With November Birthstones

Topaz
The topaz gemstone has been associated with emotions of love and healing since ancient times by several cultures. It was believed to help balance negative emotions and promote a happier outlook. When placed in boiling water, it was believed that this stone had the power to cool down the water. Similarly, it helped cool down people's anger and emotions thus giving them a balanced approach to life.

Topaz was also believed to bestow strength to the wearer. In ancient times, women during childbirth were given this stone to hold to reduce labour pains. Topaz was also used widely in treating medical ailments such as vision problems, fevers, insomnia, and asthma. The gemstone was added in powdered form to wine as a medicine to heal gut issues.

Citrine
This wonderful November birthstone was popularly known as the 'healing quartz' for its myriad benefits and sun-like energy. It has also been a popular manifestation stone with the belief that it helps manifest wealth, abundance, and vitality for the wearer. Additionally, it was also believed to balance strong emotions and tempers by promoting a calm temperament. Owing to its various mystical and healing properties, the citrine birthstone was a popular choice in ancient cultures of Chinese, Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans. It was also known to promote love, enhance happiness, and bestow strength and good health to the wearer. One of the biggest draws of this stunning stone was that it was believed to repel negative energy and not hold onto it.

Colours Associated With November Birthstones

Though these gemstones are available in an array of colours, the November birthstone colours are yellow and orange. These colours are associated with the Sun and its life-giving energy as well as a cheerful disposition.

Topaz
The yellow topaz is formed due to specific impurities present in the quartz mineral during formation. This yellow-hued stone is highly revered as a healing and abundance stone and is believed to bring energies of wealth, prosperity, and happiness to the wearer.

Associated with the Sun and its bright qualities, this colour helps calm tempers, soothe anger, and promote joy. Further, it is believed to give strength to the wearer. The topaz birthstone is also associated with the solar plexus chakra and wearing this stone can help open and heal any blockages in this chakra.Citrine
The Citrine birthstone belongs to the quartz family with the presence of iron giving it the characteristic yellow tinge. It can be found in a variety of hues ranging from pale yellow to dark amber.

The yellow colour of this lemony birthstone is associated with energies of calm, prosperity, and healing. Additionally, it is also associated with increasing one's creative intelligence, self-worth, clarity, and intuition, making it perfect to heal one's solar plexus chakra

Where are November Birthstones Found?

Topaz
Topaz is typically found in igneous rocks with Brazil being the primary source for this stunning gemstone. Other locations include Russia, Australia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and the United States of America.

Citrine
As citrine is made from the mineral quartz, small quantities of this gemstone can be found in various locations across the world. However, Brazil, the USA, Russia and Madagascar are the dominant sources for this November birthstone.

Characteristics of the November Birthstones

Topaz
Topaz has long been associated with love, harmony, and appreciation. With November being the month for Thanksgiving and various other festivals across the globe, it is a perfect match for the energies of this month. The yellow topaz is believed to assist in better relationships, healing, and comfort. It is also known to calm tempers and promote a cheerful outlook.

Citrine
The citrine birthstone is a perfect reflection of the month of November, showcasing the last signs of warm autumn colours before the winter sets in. this lovely gemstone is associated with healing and prosperity while also possessing qualities similar to topaz in bestowing joy and calming tempers. There are several aspects that should be considered when choosing a gemstone. While a birthstone may seem like an ideal choice, it should be considered in relation to other factors of your life such as health concerns, personal characteristics, and current phase of life.

Chemical Composition of November Birthstones

Topaz
Topaz is an aluminium silicate mineral with a rating of 8 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, making it fairly durable. This stone contains fluorine and hydroxide and is naturally formed in cavities in certain igneous rocks. In its natural state, topaz may be colourless or possess a golden yellow colour. The presence of various impurities in the mineral can form a dazzling array of colours for this stone ranging from blue, green, red, and pink to violet and brown. These colours may also be formed artificially in the lab through different treatments.

Citrine
Being formed from one of the most abundant minerals on Earth -quartz, citrine is available in various parts of the world. Naturally, it occurs in a pale yellow colour because of the presence of iron. However, the presence of impurities in different parts of the world could form a variety of hues in this stone. Citrine rates 7 on the hardness scale but is heat sensitive and should be kept carefully.

Using November Birthstones to Enhance Your Energy

The November birthstones, topaz and citrine, offer a host of benefits to people born in this month. Both have a bright appeal thanks to their Sun-like colours and are associated with wealth, joy, abundance, and healing. If you are born in November and are looking to enhance your positive energy, choose the stone that you feel more attracted to or a combination of the two to bring their benefits into your life.

There are numerous ways to bring the healing and positive energies of these stones into your daily life. The bright glow of these stones makes them a lovely choice for various types of jewellery. Additionally, you can also use them as a healing or meditation crystal or place them on your bedside table.

Benefits of November Birthstones

Adorning the November stones can bring a variety of benefits to the wearer. Both these stones are known to attract health, wealth, and emotional benefits. Some of the benefits of using these stones include:

  • Both these gemstones support emotional health and happiness.
  • Abundant wealth and prosperity are believed to be attracted to wearers of both topaz and citrine.
  • Topaz is beneficial in promoting emotions of love and harmony.
  • Topaz is also known to increase intelligence and provide strength to the wearer.
  • Physical benefits are also offered by topaz which can help cure fever, soothe emotions, and promote better sleep.
  • Wearing the topaz gemstone can help curtail anger and maintain a calm temperament.
  • Citrine helps with physical ailments such as insomnia, asthma, and chronic pain.
  • Citrine is also a great addition for someone looking to boost positive emotion and repel negativity.

November Birthstones Care and Cleaning

Topaz
Although topaz is a hard stone, it may be prone to chipping. Be careful to remove your jewellery carefully and avoid using a mix of stones such as diamonds and rubies with topaz as it may lead to scratches. Store topaz stones carefully in a separate jewellery pouch. When wearing them, avoid letting them come in contact with perfumes, sanitizers, or lotions basically anything which is alcohol based.

To clean your topaz jewellery simply soak the stone in soapy water for 10 minutes or use a soft damp cloth. Avoid using a brush or any rough material. Also, avoid using ultrasonic or steam cleaners for this gemstone.

Citrine
Citrine is fairly durable and can be sued as part of one's daily jewellery. Simply be careful not to let the stone hit against any hard surface to avoid scratches and damage. The citrine birthstone is also extremely sensitive to heat so avoid exposing it to sunlight for a prolonged time such as a day at the beach. This may cause it to lose its vibrancy and become lighter in colour. To clean citrine, simply use a soft cloth and soapy water to gently wipe it. Steam and ultrasonic cleaning are not recommended.

How To Re-Energize And Recharge Your November Birthstones?

At Rudra Centre, we energize every item before shipping it to our customers so that they can start wearing and experiencing the benefits immediately. After prolonged usage one may wish to recharge or reenergize their stone to remove all the negativity so it can work to its full potential. To reenergize or recharge November Birthstones topaz and citrine, you can follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Have a bath and wear clean clothes
  • Be in a meditative mode and avoid all distractions
  • Light an incense stick or sage and offer its smoke to yourself, the surrounding, and unto your November Birthstone jewellery/geode/crystal
  • Hold the November birthstone in your hand between both your palms
  • Channelize your body energy into your palms. Try to create a focal point on both sides of your palms and imagine positive energy flowing into your November Birthstone
  • Imagine the intention for which you have adorned Topaz or Citrine to be manifesting

While doing the above process you can chant the Mantra 'OM' or 'AUM'. Both Topaz & Citrine are associated with the Manipura (Solar Plexus) Chakra, you can also chant the Beej Mantra 'RAM'. Choose the stone that you are most attracted to between the birthstone options. You can even combine them with certain other gemstones to maximize their positive energy.

You can get your Topaz and Citrine jewellery from Rudra Centre dealing only in Vedic Astrology approved non-treated and non-heated gemstones which can guarantee the best results to the wearer.

Most people think that using a birthstone is decided simply based on their month of birth. However, it is not necessary to wear only your birthstone. In fact, you can wear any gemstone regardless of your date of birth, horoscope, and zodiac sign.

What is important is that you wear the right stone for you as per Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy (RRST) which has been devised after 20 years of research and has its base in the chakras of the human body. Chakra Therapy via RRST is the fastest healing therapy and is more comprehensive and superior to other healing modalities. To book a consultation with our expert, Please Click Here

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