November has two gemstones, the topaz and the citrine. Topaz was the original gemstone for November as set out in the 1912 list published by the American National Association of Jewelers and in the 1937 list by the UK National Association of Goldsmiths, but in 1952, the citrine was added to the US list and is now included in the UK list.

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Modern citrine girandole drop earrings

I think the citrine (based on the French for lemon, citron) is an underrated gemstone. It is a beautiful yellow colour, although depending on the treatments it may have received, usually heat treatment, it can become a golden colour and sometimes an orangey colour. Antique natural citrines are more likely to be a lemon yellow. Citrines belong to the quartz family and are mined in Brazil, Madagasar and the US, as well as other countries such as Russia, France and Spain.

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Vintage citrine and pearl gold drop earrings

Citrines are found in all forms of jewellery – pendants, earrings, bracelets and brooches – and  are also common in fobs.

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Georgian gold pendant with citrines and amethyst (in NavetteJewellery in Etsy)