What are the two birthstones for November?
November birthdays are associated with two gems; Citrine and Topaz. The warm color of Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun and it’s believed to be a healing gemstone. Topaz is most desired in its rich orange Imperial Topaz color but it is found in a variety of rich colors like blue, pink and yellow.
What is the alternate Birthstone for November?
Citrine, the alternative Birthstone for November Topaz is its own mineral. Citrine, which is the alternative gemstone for November is actually a variety of Quartz. Citrine is yellow or orangey quartz. topaz is often in the same color family but because of its higher hardness it has a higher luster.
What Colour is Alexandrite?
Because more green and blue light remain unabsorbed than red light, alexandrite appears blue-green. In incandescent light, candlelight, or any light that is what we’d call “warm,” the red end of the spectrum makes a much greater contribution.
What is April’s birth color?
April Birthstone: Diamond
|Typically yellow, brown, or gray to colorless. Rarely a diamond can be blue, green, black, translucent white, pink, violet, orange, purple, or red.
How do I know if I have a real alexandrite?
Genuine alexandrites of about one carat are sometimes (rarely) without eye-visible inclusions, so the fact that you can’t see anything in the stone doesn’t mean it’s not genuine. A look under the microscope at 10X or more is recommended. A large, inclusion-free, color-change alexandrite.
How can you tell if you have a real alexandrite?
Real alexandrite is a green color under sunlight or fluorescent light and changes to a red/purple color under incandescent light. So, that would be a concern. But again, the only real way to find out for sure is to have the ring analyzed.