Monday, October 24, 2011

November Birthstone Preview!

November's birthstone can be the Citrine or Yellow Topaz.
  • The name Citrine comes from an old French word, "citrin", meaning lemon.
  • The Romans were thought to be the first to wear the yellow quartz, crafting it into cabochon, or highly polished but unfaceted cuts of stone set into jewelry.  
  • Citrine became more popular during the Romantic Period, when artisans often favored these warm colored gems to enhance gold jewelry.  Citrine, like all forms of quartz, was believed to have magical powers and was worn as a talisman against evil thoughts and snake venom.

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