November Birthstone - Citrine

>> Saturday, November 1, 2008

Birth stones are the most common stones among people. There are 12 different varieties, each Birth Stone one is associated with each month. Birth Stones are worn for luck, prosperity, good health, fame, success and with all that money. The belief with these birthstones is getting stronger day by day.

Citrine, the November Birthstone is said as trademark of peace and wisdom, it is very well known as the Merchant Stone. This stone is yellow-to-golden member of the quartz group. From Pale yellow to Madeira orange and all the golden and yellow colors come under this stone. The yellow color is from the presence of iron, the darker the color - the higher the quality of the stone. A transparent variety of silica mineral quartz. One of the most known and affordable gemstones, in fact as compared to other gemstone.

The name Citrine has been derived from the French word citron which means lemon. It symbolizes joy and happiness. Citrine calms and soothes one person’s life. Citrine is available in a wide range of different sizes and shapes and is easily scratched. It changes its color if left in the sunlight for hours. It is called the ‘stone of the mind’.

Ancient people believed that placing a Citrine on the forehead of an old man it would increase his psychic power. In ancient times, it was carried as a protection against snake and evil thoughts. The main source of Citrine is Brazil, also found in Madagascar, and Russia, Spain, Scotland and USA (California, Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia, and Nevada).

Citrine help in digestion of stomach, it is used in the treatment of depression, and it reduces self-destructive tendencies, it also excites memory. It removes bad the toxins from the body. It helps in healing, especially for kidney, heart and liver, it also helps in curing diabetes. It is the anniversary gemstone for the 17th year of the marriage. The hardness of this stone is 7.

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