Birthstone of the Month: Citrine

The citrine may resemble the costly topaz, but the quartz gemstone has a value of a different kind other than its popular use as November’s birthstone.

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Known as the “Merchant’s Stone” or “Success Stone”, citrine has long been associated with prosperity. Placed within a cash drawer or inside a wallet, the lucky stone is said to attract wealth and abundance and prevent excessive outflow of funds – ideal for those with new businesses! And interestingly, for artists who rely on inspiration more than customers for success, citrine is believed to spark creativity and imagination.

The birthstone’s positive effects on the mind is why it is sometimes called the “stone of the mind”. Ancient cultures believed that placing a citrine on the foreheads of elders would increase their psychic power. Modern-day healers continue to use the citrine for the same purpose today. The stone is said to open the mind to new thoughts, promote clarity of thought and encourage intelligent decisiveness.

But beyond its use for centuries as a stone of prosperity and mental clarity, the citrine has long been coveted simply for its sunny hue. Once revered for its rarity, the ancient Romans used citrine in their jewelry and carved intaglio work. Fast forward to the 19th century and the citrine becomes the star of jewelry once more during the Art Deco era, featuring in the jewels of famous Hollywood dames like Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford.

Citrine may no longer be as rare as it once was, but this beautiful golden gemstone is still a popular affordable alternative to the other November gemstone, the topaz. Whether you’re after a sparkly citrine for a birthday, or simply want some extra feet through your business’s door, Jewlr has you covered with a wide range of citrine jewelry. You can personalize and purchase your very own right here at Jewlr.com/november-birthstone-jewelry.

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