Here at Golden Tree Jewellers, we have a real passion for topaz and citrine. And why not? These remarkably beautiful jewels are not only transparent and brilliantly colourful, but theyâ€™re the perfect gift when youâ€™re trying to find a present for the November baby in your life. Fortunately, these two gemstones are some of the most popular choices for designers putting together gemstone fashion rings and other styles of fashion jewellery.
But beyond those justifications, there are four special reasons why you should aim for topaz and its cousin, citrine, when youâ€™re aiming for getting a November-inspired gift!
Reason 1: Durability
Topaz is a mineral known as aluminum fluoride. Citrine is a variety of quartz that derives its colour from iron impurities.
These nearly identical stones, however, can be distinguished by their hardness. According to the Mohs scale, topaz is an 8, whereas citrine is a 7. What does that mean for you, though? Consider that diamonds are a natural 10 on the Mohs scale. That means that topazes are the third hardest mineral in the world, and quartzes arenâ€™t far behind.
If you donâ€™t think that a diamond or corundum gems (sapphires and rubies) are ideal as a gift, then not only are topazes and citrines a great November choice for something like a gemstone necklace, theyâ€™re also an extremely durable and long-lasting choice that is unlikely to accidentally get broken.
Reason 2: Colour Variance
Whatâ€™s amazing about topaz is that it comes in so many brilliant colours. While itâ€™s most known for its bright canary yellow, topaz can be found in all manner of colours, ranging from orange to peach; from sky blue to deep sea blue. Many of the best designers working in the market today, including Tacori, utilize multicoloured topazes to get that special touch that requires rich saturation.
Citrine, on the other hand, is defined as yellow quartz. However, did you know that amethyst and citrines are the same mineral? The difference comes from radiation knocking particles out of a citrine to create the rich purple. This means that you can have an â€œametrineâ€ that has zones of beautiful yellow and violet!
Reason 3: Mysticism
Known among the spiritually inclined for its ability to promote rejuvenation, protection, and energy, topazes have been a favourite for millennia. Citrines, on the other hand, are known as the â€œmerchant stoneâ€ for its reputed effect on wealth. Regardless of whether your special November someone believes in this sort of thing, it can be an extra level of fun to share the mystical story of, say, a new Zeghani fashion ring studded with rippling blue topaz!
Reason 4: Carat Weight
Straightforwardly, topaz and citrine have a less exorbitant price tag associated with them. They represent an affordable alternative to jewels like sapphire or emerald. Plus, because theyâ€™re less expensive, itâ€™s a lot easier to get big, clear topazes and citrines than it is to find an affordable diamond with the same qualities.
Many designers, including Marco Bicego, add waterfalls of these gorgeous gems in their fashion jewellery designs, which gives you the opportunity to get something big and bold for your loved one without breaking the bank. Just look at the Africa Color collection from the aforementioned designer: 18k gold and big, glorious cuts of topaz in these gemstone earrings are sure to dazzle any woman who gets them for a gift.
Find November Birthstone Jewellery at Golden Tree Jewellers
Looking for more citrine and topaz jewellery ideas for that someone special with a November birthday? Donâ€™t hesitate to contact us here at Golden Tree Jewellers at (604) 530-7221, or stop by our Langley, British Columbia showroom today!