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November's birthstones: citrine + topaz

Traditionally, each month of the year is associated with a different gemstone. Some months, like November, get lucky and have two gemstones! Those born in November get to enjoy both topaz and citrine, gemstones both known for their warmth and calming energies.   TopazSome believe that topaz gets its name from the Greek name Topazios for an island in the Red Sea, where the yellow gemstones were famously mined. Others believe that it comes from the Sanskrit word meaning fire: in ancient times topaz was used to cure fevers and was thought to quell anger. Topaz is actually available in many different colours. Pure topaz is colourless, and can be found as an inexpensive alternative to diamond. Blue topaz is...

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