November Birthstone – Citrine

Sterling Silver Citrine and Smokey Quartz Ring

Do you have a birthday in November? Happy Birthday! This month’s birthstone, is the lovely Citrine.

What does the name “Citrine” mean? – The name Citrine comes from an old French world, “Citrin”, meaning lemon. One of the more rare forms of quartz, this gemstone ranges in color from the palest yellow to a dark amber named Madeira because of its resemblance to the red wine.

What is the history behind this gemstone? – Perhaps because of its scarcity, there is little mention of Citrine used as a gemstone prior to the first century B.C. The Romans were thought to be the first to wear the yellow quartz, crafting it into cabochon, or highly polished but unfaceted cuts of stone set into jewelry. Citrine became more popular during the Romantic Period, when artisans often favored these warm colored gems to enhance gold jewelry. Citrine, like all forms of quartz, was believed to have magical powers and was worn as a talisman against evil.

Where does Citrine come from? – Sources of Citrine include Brazil, Bolivia, several African countries and parts of the Soviet Union.

[Source: About November Birthstone ] See our Citrine collection here.

Blog post by ~ Jelene

Beautiful Citrine! November Birthstone

Citrine and Smokey Quartz Ring
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Citrine Ring
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Citrine Ring
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Citrine Earrings
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Citrine Bead
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About Jewelry Warehouse

Jewelry Warehouse is a locally owned jewelry store that has four locations located in Columbia SC. We have been voted best jewelry store by the State newspaper – the largest paper in SC, for 19 years in a row. Originally founded in 1969, George Satterfield started the Jewelry Warehouse. It was his vision to always get quality jewelry but to price lower than traditional jewelry stores. After 40 years his vision has continued even after his death in 2005. With the growth and development of the internet, the plan is stronger than ever as not only does The Jewelry Warehouse still offer the best price and quality in SC, it now has the best pricing in the United States! People from California to New York now can get jewelry that is sold in the cities for significantly more, at South Carolina pricing. With a satisfaction Guarantee, buying from Jewelry Warehouse gives people everywhere a risk free opportunity to try us and save on quality merchandise.
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