Happy Birthday Scorpio!
Celebrate Your Birthstones: The Tantalizing Topaz and Charming Citrine
Those born under the SCORPIO sign are recognized for their determination, courage and loyalty.
- Born: Oct 23 – Nov 22
- Zodiac Symbol: Scorpion
- Ruling Planet: Mars
- Ruling Element: Water
DID YOU KNOW? 10 Fun Facts
- Boasting beautiful autumn hues, Citrine is a rare and transparent quartz found in Brazil, Madagascar and Russia.
- Taking its name from the French word for lemon, natural Citrine ranges in colour from transparent, pale yellow to bronzy orange – and was particularly popular during the Art Deco era of the 1920s - 1930’s.
- Citrine is also thought to help improve digestion and physical endurance, bring joy and abundance, and encourage creativity and inner calm.
- Citrines are associated with hope, strength, cheerfulness, youth, health, and fidelity.
- Topaz is one of the world’s most popular gemstones, first discovered in Germany in 1737.
- The name Topaz comes from Topazios, the old Greek name for a small island in the Red Sea, now called Zabargad.
- Because they remind us of the warmth of the sun, Citrines have long been valued for their brilliance and for shining a light on life’s challenges.
- Boasting a wide-colour range, Topaz can be found in blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple. However, most topaz are colourless.
- The rarest and most valuable colour of Topaz is the Imperial topaz, which has a rich coppery-orange to a sherry-pink hue.
- From the Sanskrit word meaning fire, the Topaz is thought to bring strength, good fortune, joy and confidence.
Featured Topaz and Citrine Jewelry
CANARY has a curated selection of Topaz and Citrine jewelry to fit your style at a variety of price points to suit your budget.
FAMOUS TOPAZ and CITRINES:
- Long thought to be a diamond, the most famous topaz is the Braganza “Diamond”, a huge uncut colourless Topaz weighing 1,680 carats set in the Portuguese Crown, the Braganza. in a setting called “You and Me”. It sold for ~$1M at auction in 2013.
- The most famous Imperial Topaz is the “Blaze”, a 97.45 carat gem on display in the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.
- The world’s largest faceted citrine is the “Malaga”, an oval cut 20,200 carat gem from Brazil.