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November Birthstones: Topaz & Citrine

By November 15, 2017 No Comments

November stones are confidence, abundance, success building with its focus on : Topaz and Citrine!   Topaz is a beautifully weighty stone that feels great on, with a comforting presence and deep luster.  And it’s sidekick Citrine, is just as helpful on the energetic level, building up our 3rd chakra (above the belly button)  – where our will, personal power, authority, humor and awakening life-force resides.  EVERYONE can and would benefit from wearing citrine!

Please be aware that if you are unfamiliar of the differences between a quartz and a topaz, that THERE IS a difference!  We’ve seen smoky quartz being sold as “smoky topaz” very frequently over the years, and I’ve even had a vendor try to sell me a hank of crystal quartz as TOPAZ and insisting he was right because it was labeled so!  Omg.    Ask questions!  Know what you are getting, and work with people you trust, because if it’s too good to be true… 🙂  you know how that goes…   and here’s a cool article from Interweave that popped up in my inbox called “Gemstones and Birthstones: No, Mr. Marketer, Quartz Is Not Topaz”.

Topaz and Citrine Energies!


Topaz is a hard and durable, beautiful sparkly stone with depths and weight that makes it feel luxurious to wear!

Pure topaz is colorless, but impurities allow it to take on pretty colors, like the golden pinkish hue in Imperial Topaz (one of our faves in the store!)  We also like the blue topaz that ranges in the dark montana of London Blue topaz, to the bright ocean blue of Swiss Topaz.  Those are rare in occurrence, so what we have available to us is assisted irradiation.  For more information on why it’s safe to wear irradiated gems, please go to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s site and read about it here!

White topaz (my fave, as it’s my birthstone) assists in awareness of our thoughts and actions – and the karmic/spiritual importance of it all.  It helps us clarify our intentions, align it with the divine will, and then manifest it in the spiritual world.   It’s important to hold your highest intention while wearing this stone of manifestation.  helps us align our words with truth – perfect for the truth speaking Sagittarians!


Known as the merchant’s stone, citrine is long been associated with financial success and abundance!  It’s a beautiful yellow quartz that occurs naturally in nature, and does not hold negative energy.  It can be used to create emotional balance and to promote personal power, creativity, intelligence, problem solving, and physical strength.   It has been called the “merchant’s stone” because it can help one to acquire and maintain wealth. A stone for success in all realms – mostly spiritual and of the heart.

Topaz & Citrine Jewelry at The Bead Gallery

briolette wrap earring blue topaz
white topaz gemmy hug
Love Story Macrame Bracelet Kit
citrine necklace with tassel

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