Wednesday, October 16, 2013

November Birthstone-Citrine



November Birthstone 


November's birth stone is citrine or also known as Topaz, The name citrine is derived from the French word "citron," meaning lemon. Most citrine available was at one time amethyst. In forming citrine, the gemstone is heated, changing its color to a brilliant gold. .
Symbolic of love and affection, early discoveries of precious topaz were placed in the jewelry of Russian Czarinas in the 18th and 19th centuries, thus earning the name “Imperial topaz” as well.
To ancient Egyptians, the color of yellow topaz symbolized Ra, the Egyptian sun god. The Greeks believed it conferred strength. It has been worn as an amulet to ward off enchantment, break spells, dispel sadness, and strengthen intellect. It was also said to make the wearer invisible, and assure beauty, intelligence, fidelity, and long life. It was powdered and stirred into wine to cure asthma, insomnia, hemorrhage, and burns. It was also said to darken in the presence of poi-son. These magic powers were thought to vary according to the phases of the moon.

 Here at NY Diamond Boutique we have a wide selection of  Citrine Stones , in various styles of jewelry such as bracelets, rings, bangles, and pendants.

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