November birthstone 1st of November, 2019 By Laura Kaser November birthdays are associated with two gems; Citrine and Topaz. The warm colour of Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun and it’s believed to be a healing gemstone. The name Citrine comes the French word for “lemon,” which fits well with its colour range of juicy yellow to a bright orange-brown. In ancient times, Citrine was carried as a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. Today, it is known as the merchant’s stone and is associated with success and prosperity. Citrine is one of the most popular and affordable gemstones. It is relatively plentiful and available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, often serving as a big, bold statement piece. Throughout history, people believed that citrine carried the same powers as topaz, including the ability to calm tempers and soothe anger.