People born in November have the option of two bright gemstones to warm up this chilly month. Topaz and citrine have been mistaken for each other throughout history, but are unrelated minerals. Citrine features rich, warm colors, and topaz comes in a wide variety ranging from near translucent to deep blue.
Citrine is closely related to the gemstone amethyst, which is the purple variety of the mineral quartz. Topaz is a nesosilicate mineral, one of the hardest naturally occurring minerals in the world.