Citrine the lovely golden yellow gemstone, is the birthstone for November. It comes in varying shades of yellow, with darker, golden hues being the more valued. While Citrine can be found in natural, untreated forms, it is extremely rare. Most modern day Citrine is obtained by heat treating light colored Amethyst, mostly from Brazil.
It has a 7, on the Moh's hardness scale, making it durable, but still needs care when wearing. I would not recommend wearing it for everyday wear, in a ring, or bracelet. Not only is it the birthstone for November, but it is also the 13th wedding anniversary stone. Citrine is believed to help the liver, heart, kidneys, muscles, and digestive tract. It also helps creativity, and personal clarity steering the wearer away from self destructive tendencies.
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