What is the Birthstone for November?

Like many other months, November has more than one gemstone to celebrate those born during it. Topaz and Citrine are both beautiful stones that can be shown in various jewelry pieces. Both gemstones have incredibly rich histories behind them and have been seen in jewelry from various eras of history.

Citrine is the less popular birthstone but has a few benefits that Topaz does not. On the contrary, Topaz is seen as the primary birthstone for the month and is commonly worn by those born in November.

Citrine vs Topaz


  • History of Citrine- Citrine is a yellow to brownish-orange quartz variety that was often mistaken for Topaz in ancient times. Additionally, people believed that it had the power to calm whoever was wearing it, making it a popular choice for jewelry.
  • Affordability- Of all the yellow gemstones, Citrine availability makes it a cheap alternative to the rarer Topaz.


  • Gemstone Colors- Topaz comes in nearly every color of the rainbow, which makes it an extremely versatile stone. It is easy to match with any outfit and can be worn as earrings, necklaces, rings, and more!

    Blue Topaz Ring

  • Topaz Treatment – Blue Topaz is created as a result of treating colorless topaz with irradiation and heating. Another kind of Topaz called “Mystic Topaz”, which appears to look rainbow, is created by a thin artificial film being added to the colorless stone

Topaz Rings

Rings are one of the most popular ways to show off the Topaz stone. Because Topaz comes in so many colors, it looks great in platinum, silver, and gold settings! Additionally, its wide range of colors complements every skin tone and piece of clothing. To the right is a stunning blue Topaz ring that Charles Schwartz & Son currently has for sale.

Let Charles Schwartz & Son Help You Pick Out the Perfect November Birthstone Piece

There is absolutely no shortage of jewelry pieces that feature the November birthstone. From a gift to yourself, a significant other, a family member, or someone else in your life, Charles Schwartz & Son can help you find the perfect Topaz piece.

For more information about our November birthstone jewelry options, give us a call at 202-363-5432 or contact us online!