The Gemstone of November - Citrine

Published: 01st March 2007
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The birthstone attributed to November is citrine, which is said to increase creativity and feelings of happiness. Citrine is also given as the anniversary gem stone for the 13th year wedding anniversary. The name comes from a French word for lemon, "citrin", and comes in a array of quartz.

Citrine is mined abundantly in Brazil but has been found in areas of Bolivia. The colors extend from a vivid yellow to deep oranges as well as a loved color such as the "Madeira red". You can mine real citrine in the Ural Mountains of Russia, France, Madagascar, and Dauphine.

Citrine has been used for improving the function of the body's organs such as the liver, heart, kidneys, and the digestive system. Many medicinal practitioners all over the world use Citrine to remove damaging toxins from the body and treat muscular disorders.

Like all other forms of quartz, citrine has been thought to have magical powers. For centuries people have carried citrine with them as protection against the plague, and evil people. It has also been used as a type of charm that protects against snake and spider bites.

Giving citrine as a gift to someone special symbolizes your wishes for optimism and strength. Citrine is glowing with sunshine yellow brightness which makes it ideal to enhance someone's life.

Mental health: citrine has been known as being extremely powerful for simulating someone's mental capacities and enhancing creativity. Some conclude that wearing citrine will develop your memory, give you more energy, and make you feel more optimistic. The magnetic powers of citrine are said to relieve depression and fear.

There is a large amount of citrine that is offered in the market today, and most of it is heat-treated amethyst. In fact real citrine is lighter than the heat treated gems which tend to be a darker orange-brown or a reddish-brown color.

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