It has been too long since I have been to France. The orderly sophistication of Parisian streets always makes me feel chic and cultured. The November birthstone, Citrine, comes from the French for “lemon”, brings to mind the eau minerale gazeuse au citron served beside a luscious cafe au lait at a streetside Parisian bistro table. If you have a November birthday and have not experienced that indulgence, add it to your bucket list.
Said to be a gift from the sun, citrine is found in a color range of juicy lemon yellow to a bright orangey brown. Citrine is associated with success and prosperity.
The November birthstone is one of the most popular and affordable gemstones. Citrine is relatively plentiful and available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, including very large sizes which make it perfect for a big, bold, statement piece of jewelry. So go big or go Parisian.