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November Birthstone Jewelry
Citrine is a form of quartz with deep, translucent golden, brown, orange and yellow shades. The gemstone name comes from the French word for lemon, "citron." People have used quartz in jewelry for centuries. The ancient Greeks carved rock crystal (clear/colorless quartz) for ornaments and decorations, and the Egyptians used them for talismans. The purple variety, amethyst, was used in jewelry for royalty and nobility. This gem is all around us, from the gems used and set in jewelry, to tiny particles at the beach, sparkling in the sun.
Quartz is believed to be good for expressing and soothing emotions, bringing mental clarity, calmness, balance, luck, and promoting self-esteem. Sometimes referred to as the "Stone of Wealth," Citrine helps encourage prosperity. Citrine is primarily mined in Brazil.