November is a month when we reach for warm sweaters and a comforting mug of tea. It’s a calming time which soothes the spirit. The magic of the season shines through the dazzling topaz and citrine, November’s duo of birthstones. In the past, both stones were legendary for their healing powers which could soften tempers and bring peace to their wearers. In the contemporary world, they are known for their rich amber hues which reflect the radiance of the autumn. The gemstones’ burnt orange and amber colors flicker brilliantly in rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. That’s why they make a unique and stunning addition to any jewelry box.
The word topaz comes from Sanskrit tapas, meaning “fire”. The ancient Greeks believed the stone gave them strength and the Romans thought it protected them from dangers when they traveled. For centuries, the people of India believed that topaz worn above the heart assured a long life, beauty and intelligence. In medieval Europe, topaz was used to cure colds, insomnia, asthma, hemorrhages and weak vision. Today, topaz has become a symbol of love and affection.
Topaz naturally comes in a range of colors, from colorless to pale blue, red, pink, brown, yellow and black. Pale blue is the most popular color for topaz when it comes to jewelry. It’s not hard to see why with these stunning Gabriel & Co. Blue Topaz Stud Earrings. A top pick of our customers, these earrings feature a vivid round cut center stone of swiss Blue Topaz encircled by a glimmering halo of pavé diamonds.
Another topaz piece we love is this gorgeous ASHI Topaz & Diamond Pendant. The elegant cushion cut blue topaz center stone is enhanced by shimmering diamonds set in radiant 14 karat white gold. This brilliant pendant is a timeless gift which will shine brightly for years to come.
Citrine is November’s second birthstone. Due to the fact that any rich golden stone was considered topaz during the Middle Ages, citrine was often confused with topaz. That’s one of the many reasons why topaz and citrine are birthstones for November and why both gems have many of the same attributes throughout history. The sunny citrine, however, is a form of quartz. People have used quartz in jewelry for thousands of years, from the ancient Egyptians to the Greeks and Romans. Aligned with healing and happiness, citrine was believed to protect against snake venom and evil thoughts. People also thought that citrine would attract success, draw in love and prevent heartbreak. Citrine calmed tempers, soothed anger and manifested desires, especially prosperity.
Today, you can bring out unforgettable beauty with this ASHI Citrine & Diamond Tennis Bracelet. With 15 oval cut citrines accented by 15 round diamonds set in shining sterling silver, this bracelet would make a sensational addition to anyone’s collection.
You could also try out this spectacular ASHI Pear Shape Citrine & Diamond Ring. The enormous, glittering pear-shaped citrine is encircled by shimmering diamonds and set in 14 karat white gold. Lively and bold, this ring will bring a special golden shine to your fall wardrobe.
Discover Your November Treasure at Beré
Even with all the busyness of the holidays on the horizon, November is, at its heart, a calming, peaceful month. It’s the perfect time to reflect as the year begins to draw to a close. This November, restore and nurture your spirit with stunning topaz or citrine jewelry from Beré Jewelers. We have an exquisite selection for you to choose from. Whether you want to add a splash of color to your wardrobe or are looking for the perfect gift, these gemstones are guaranteed to create joy. So, come on down to 5033 N. 12th Avenue in Pensacola. Our team can’t wait to help you discover that perfect treasure.