Citrine Gleams as November Birthstone
Happy Birthday to all of our friends born in November. You will be celebrating alongside Emma Stone, Anne Hathaway, Rachel McAdams, Meg Ryan and Katherine Heigl. Citrine is known for its protective powers so you should always feel safe wearing this gleaming gem.
The citrine name was first used in 1556 by Georg Bauer, a German metallurgist, in one of his publications. Although nothing has been confirmed, the citrine name most likely comes from the French word citron, meaning "yellow," or the Latin word citrus, which references the fruit.
After Queen Victoria and Albert married, they often traveled to a house in the Scottish highlands. Since Queen Victoria had such a love of gems, she would normally attach citrine broaches to traditional Scottish outfits.
Where Does Citrine Come From?
Citrine has been around for thousands of years. The origin of citrine is unclear. However, there are references to citrine in the bible and it was used for jewelry and decoration in Greece between 300 and 150 B.C. Brazil is currently the top producer of citrine, followed by its neighboring country, Uruguay.