Citrine is the anniversary gemstone for 13 years, it is also an alternative birthstone for the month of November.
Citrine is the yellow variety of quartz, and its name comes from the Old French word for lemon.
Citrine is considered a healing gemstone – calming, soothing and comforting. It is also said to spark imagination and encourage fresh beginnings and prosperity. In ancient times, citrine was carried as a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. The Egyptians were among the first to discover the yellow stone and used the gems as talismans. The ancient Greeks carved iconic images into them and shaped them into rock crystal ornaments, while Roman priests made them into rings.