Tuesday, November 13, 2007

November is Citrine Month!

Citrine is the modern and traditional birthstone for November, the astrological birthstone for Gemini and the planetary stone for Virgo. A member of the quartz family, citrine is thought to dissipate negative energy and be a source of joy and positive influence. The color ranges from lemon yellow to a deep reddish brown. The yellow color is the result of heating (whether natural which is much more rare or by human intervention). DYK? Ametrine is actually Amethyst, heated to turn yellow and then partially irradiated back to purple creating a half yellow, half purple stone.

Astrological, talismanic and planetary birthstones for November include:
Scorpio: Beryl, Aquamarine, Coral, Obsidian, Garnet, Ruby, Amethyst
Sagittarius: Topaz, Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise, Beryl

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