Each month of the year is traditionally associated with a gemstone. For those born in November your birthstone is topaz. This semi-precious gemstone exists in a beautiful spectrum of colours, with the most well known being blue. Some cultures believe that when worn above the heart topaz could assure a long life, beauty and intelligence. The Ancient Greeks thought topaz gave them strength. In Renaissance Europe people thought that topaz could break magical spells.
Citrine has been used in jewellery for thousands of years and funnily enough, is often mistaken for a yellow topaz. Citrine's name cones from the french, 'Citron' meaning 'lemon' and describes precisely the colour you'd expect to see when searching for this natural stone.