Everywhere you look outdoors in the month of November you are surrounded by the rich spectrum of autumnal colors. The yellows, oranges, reds and browns create a deep, warm color palette. The November birthstones of citrine and topaz capture those colors in a variety of shades. Rich, deep, saturated….COLOR! Autumnal colors layer well.
By the way, if you are looking for an anniversary gift for 13 years of marriage, citrine is the official gemstone for this celebration. I am sure all the wives out there would not complain about receiving jewelry after so many years of marriage. Citrine is known as the “healing quartz”. Colors range from pastel yellow to a dark, brownish orange and it is a gemstone plentiful in nature.
Topaz is also a gemstone available in a rich rainbow of colors. Prized for several thousand years in antiquity. The most prized color of topaz is called Imperial topaz after the Russian Czars of the 1800’s and features a magnificent orange body color with pinkish undertones. Topaz also comes in yellow, pink, purple, orange and the ever popular blue.
London blue topaz and emerald tassel earrings. Photo courtesy of 1st dibs.
Citrine, topaz and rubellite earrings. Photo courtesy of 1st dibs.
Sorab & Roshi 18 kart gold wood Flower Earrings with citrine cluster center. Photo courtesy of 1st dibs.
Late 19th century citrine, topaz and diamond brooch, photo courtesy of Christie’s.
Imperial topaz, ruby and diamond earrings by JAR, photo of Christie’s.
18 karat yellow gold, Sorab & Roshi, peridot and lemon citrine earrings. Photo courtesy of 1st dibs.
Roman citrine intaglio ring featuring Artemis-Luna, photo courtesy of Christie’s.
18 karat gold and bi colored Cartier citrine bracelet, Paris, 1940 from the Stephen Russell Collection. Photo courtesy of Stephen Russell.
Antique pink topaz and gold necklace, photo courtesy of Christie’s.
Vintage topaz and diamond necklace, set in platinum by Martin Katz.