La Bonne Citrine

Know someone with a November birthday? Have a 13th anniversary coming up? You may want to look into jewelry with citrine in it. It is one of the November birthstones and also symbolizes year 13 of marriage. Citrine is associated with hope, strength, cheerfulness, youth, health, and fidelity. The gem is believed to promote creativity, help with personal clarity, and eliminate self-destructive tendencies. The name citrine comes from the French word “citrin”, meaning lemon. Citrine has a beautiful lemony, light orange hue that can range from the palest yellow to the darkest amber. It is an incredibly durable stone as it is part of the quartz family.

People oftentimes associate birthstones with mystical powers and citrine is no exception. Citrine used to be worn to keep the wearer safe from venomous snakes while out in the wilderness. This practice was popular in China and especially in South America. Citrine is also said to eliminate negative energies. The stone is believed to have medicinal properties as well; it’s thought to cure kidney and urinary complications, and improve heart and digestive function. The citrine is also believed to re