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What is the Birthstone for November?

Topaz and citrine are the two birthstones for November. Topaz comes in a variety of colors from an orange-pink color to pink and even a blue hue. You'll find citrine in orange, yellow and brown shades. Natural citrine stones are considered to be rare stones; most citrines are actually heat-treated amethysts. The topaz comes in a selection of colors as well, from the most commonly recognizable amber color to blue, red, pink and more. Rated an eight on the scale of hardness, topaz is fairly scratch- and chip-resistant.

Significance of the topaz

  • Connected to loyalty, friendship, constancy and faithfulness
  • Said to help balance emotions, give strength and help release stress
  • A perfect gift for a November birthday

Significance of the citrine

  • Believed to increase psychic powers
  • Said to increase sales
  • Thought to improve self-esteem, a person's thought process and to protect the wearer