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A November birthstone bracelet of twenty-eight round citrine gemstones rimmed in sterling silver miglrain halos

November Birthstone: Citrine

Prized for its yellow hues and effervescent shine, sunny citrine is the birthstone for November. Citrine is a type of quartz named after the French word for lemon. Its color range includes a variety of citrusy tones, from reddish-orange to light yellow. This gemstone’s fantastic transparency gives it a glistening appeal for excellent wearability in birthstone jewelry. Highly symbolic, colorful and uniquely glowing, citrine is November’s gemstone that can be found in earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets and more.

November Birthstone Color

The warm colors of citrine have made this November stone a popular gemstone for jewelry throughout history, with its bright hue regarded as a symbol of joy. It has been found in Greek ornaments, Roman jewelry and Victorian-era jewelry. The bright and cheery citrine brings a rich November birthstone color of yellow to a brownish-orange tone. It ranges from transparent to deeper hues.
A November birthstone halo necklace of a round-cut citrine gemstone centered in diamond pavé with matching cable chain in white gold

Citrine's Birthstone History

While citrine is the modern birthstone for November, topaz has been the traditional birthstone for this month. Both gemstones can bring yellow hues and citrine has often been mistaken for yellow topaz. The National Association of Jewelers added citrine as the modern November birthstone in 1912. 

 A uniquely-colored variety of quartz, citrine has a rich history. Quartz has been valued in many societies including ancient Egypt and ancient Greek civilizations. Citrine was also featured in many Victorian jewelry pieces such as necklaces and brooches. 


November Birthstone Symbolism

In addition to being a symbol of happiness, the birthstone meaning of citrine also includes health, vitality, prosperity and good fortune. Like topaz, citrine is known to have a calming energy that soothes tempers and promotes a balanced mood. It can also be used to help the wearer get through difficult situations and protect them against bad luck.

Gifting Inspiration for the November Birthstone

Citrine jewelry is a lovely gift brimming with positive associations. If you are shopping for a special someone, this cheerful gemstone will certainly make their day and become a cherished keepsake.


Citrine is a unique and beautiful choice for an engagement ring. The gemstone's golden sparkle instantly catches the eye, and it’s often accented by smaller diamonds for an extra touch of brilliance. A citrine engagement ring makes a fitting symbol for the beginning of a happy life together.
A citrine cocktail style for engagement ring, showcasing a 11x9 cushion cut November birthstone center set in a white gold band


Find the perfect gift for someone born in November in the form of a stunning citrine pendant necklace that displays their gorgeous yellow birthstone. The gem shines just as brightly in a white gold, yellow gold or silver setting.
A November birthstone pendant of citrine in single bail white gold setting on a white gold cable chain


A pair of citrine earrings or a multi-gemstone hoop makes a thoughtful Mother's Day or birthday gift for mom. The honey-yellow hues mixed with decadent spring colors will effortlessly complement her wardrobe.
A pair of multi-gemstone hoops featuring citrine, peridot, blue topaz, and amethysts adorning rose gold huggie earrings


Gemstone jewelry is a fitting way to mark life's many milestones. Congratulate a friend or family member on their graduation, promotion, wedding or any other important occasion with a pair of charming citrine earrings.
A pair of birthstone stud earrings of cushion-cut citrines are surrounded by a halo of white topaz and accented with a rope design of sterling silver

Keep Your Citrine Jewelry Looking Beautiful for a Lifetime

• Citrine is a durable gemstone that wears well with some proper gemstone care and cleaning

• It’s safe to clean using warm, soapy water and a soft brush. When you aren't wearing it, store your citrine    jewelry in a felt-lined jewelry box to keep it in great condition. 

• If your citrine jewelry is ever in need of repairs or a thorough cleaning, our free cleaning and repair services will    have it restored, shining and ready for many more years of wear.

November Gemstone Buying Guide

Searching for citrine birthstone jewelry? A colorful gemstone, the sunny citrine is available in earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and more at price points for many budgets. Whether set in striking silver, glistening yellow gold or other precious metals, citrine is a durable gemstone that will bring beauty for years to come. 

 When buying November birthstone jewelry, focus on choosing the color that speaks to you the most. Citrine gemstones are available in a variety of yellow and orange hues, with deeper shades often selling for higher prices than lighter, more transparent citrine gemstones.

Learn More About Gemstones

The joyful symbolism and visual appeal of citrine make it a wonderful choice for personal adornment. Learn about other gemstones and jewelry options in our gemstone guide.

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