November's Birthstones: Citrine and Topaz

Tis’ the season where the leaves change color, you cozy up to a loved one and, most importantly, bring out your favorite fall accessories. Topaz and citrine are THE hit stones of the season and a must in every closet. As the birthstone of November, topaz and citrine have vibrant tones and come in a variety of shades and colors. From royal blues to deep sunset oranges, these jewels make the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe. Topaz originates from the Greek word Topazios, a small Greek island off the Red Sea. Many believed the name originated from the Sanskrit word ‘tapas,’ meaning fire. The stone can be found in modern day Brazil, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Russia. The Ancient Romans believed topaz to be a stone of great healing power while the Greeks believed it to be a source of strength and vigor. Citrine is very similar to topaz in terms of its variety of warm hues but is a yellow member of the quartz family. Natural citrine can be found in modern day Russia, Madagascar and France. In Ancient Greek times, citrine was used a decorative element for armor and jewelry. Some even considered citrine to hold the warmth of the sun, burning out negative energy and fears. While there is a lot of history and folklore behind these classic stones, there is one thing we know for sure, they are strikingly beautiful. Here are a few of our favorite Brian Gavin pieces that are sure to be showstoppers for your next holiday get-together: Square Cab Citrine ring bgd This Square Cab Citrine ring, adorned with 66 pieces off White Topaz, will make the perfect accessory to your favorite fall sweater. Oval Checkerboard London Blue Topaz Leverback Earrings bgd A Brian Gavin Diamonds favorite is our Oval Checkerboard London Blue Topaz Leverback Earrings. Set in a 14k rose gold setting, featuring a 0.26 ctw diamond melee, they will definitely have you feeling like a princess. Square Cab Citrine earrings bgd Your ears are sure to sparkle in these 7.57 ctw Square Cab Citrine earrings, adorned with 70 pieces of White Topaz. For more beautiful pieces, whether it's a sparkling diamond or colored gemstones, visit Brian Gavin Diamonds to see our large collection!

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