The birthstone for November is yellow topaz and citrine, the birthflower is chrysanthemum.
The name topaz comes from a Sanskrit word meaning “fire.” According to ancient lore, it could be used to control heat and was applied as medication to cure fever. It was said to have the power to cool boiling water, as well as excessive anger.
Topaz is an aluminum fluorite silicate containing fluorine,.it is one of the few gem minerals which, under suitable conditions, grow into enormous crystals. Topaz typically occurs in cavities in rhyolites and granite and in pegmatite dikes.
Topaz is known as spiritual rejuvenation gemstone. It is said to balance emotions and calm passion, release tension and give feelings of joy.
Citrine is transparent, coarse-grained variety of the silica mineral quartz . The yellow colour is from the presence of iron. The name citrine is derived from the French word citron - lemon.
Brazil is the main source of citrine. Citrine is the anniversary gemstone for the 17th year of marriage.
Citrine symbolizes light-heartedness, joy and happiness, wisdom and peace. Citrine is a great protective talisman, It calms and soothes.
The Chrysanthemum brings us the message that even the beginning of winter can have joy and beauty. It’s also the traditional flower of choice for Mother’s Day gifts in Australia. The Victorians considered it strictly a flower of friendship and well-wishing for people in need of rest.
Support your friends with loyalty and love, especially when they’re facing an obstacle or recovering from a life-changing event. Remember to honor the cycle of life, both at its end and with new beginnings.