Topaz & Citrine
Topaz holds the colors of the sunset. It is the enduring symbol of love and affection. Wearing it brings you friendship and ensures the fidelity of the one you love. Topaz is found in Brazil, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Africa and China. It occurs in an array of colors from red to orange, peach, pink, gold and yellow. Early discoveries from Brazil in rich reddish cognac colors to vivid pinks, were used to grace the jewelry of the 18th and 19th century Russian Czarinas, hence earning the term of “Imperial Topaz.”
Citrine, the golden form of quartz, was revered by the ancients as a gift of the sun and a powerful antidote to the viper’s venom. Derived from the French word for lemon, Citrine, in all of its glorious golden and yellow colors, is the most affordable of all the earth-toned gemstones. It’s also the alternate birthstone for November. Occasionally Mother Nature combines the color of Amethyst and Citrine into a single, exciting gemstone we call Ametrine. While Brazil is a primary source of these three gemstones, both Amethyst and Citrine are found in other locales.