November is one of those special months where there is a choice! Both Topaz and Citrine are the birthstones of November!
Whether from the Greek island Topazios or the sanskrit “tapas” meaning heat or fire, Topaz has been prized for several thousand years. In fact, all yellow gems in antiquity were called Topaz including citrine (yellow) and smoky (brown) quartz, even though they are different minerals. A silicate mineral, Topaz comes in a range of colors, including yellow, pink, purple, orange, and the many popular blue tones, but the most valued color of topaz is the reddish orange color called Imperial Topaz after the Russian Czars of the 1800s. With the advent of irradiation and heat treatment in the 20th century, a full spectrum of blue topaz has gained popularity and is readily available. Brazil is the largest producer of Topaz, followed by Russia, Ukraine, Pakistan, Scotland, Japan, Sri Lanka and the United States.
Topaz is reputed to be one of the most powerful gemstones with a range of attributes, including increased understanding, strengthened breathing, enhanced creativity, balanced emotions, restored energy and more.
From the Latin word for yellow, Citrine, the other birthstone for November, is one of the many varieties of crystalline quartz. As noted above, they are frequently confused with Topaz, as their color range is nearly identical, from pastel yellow to dark brownish orange. With a seemingly endless supply, Citrine is one of the more affordable gemstones. Citrine is found most frequently in Brazil, Bolivia, and Spain.
Citrine also has a range of attributes, including greater or increased hearing and promoting success, abundance, and clear thinking.
Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers carries a large collection of Topaz and Citrine jewelry both online and in our store. From beautiful Rings to sparkling Earrings and gorgeous Pendants, we have something for everyone in a price range for every budget. If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers is delighted to offer Rembrandt Charms™ new Symbols and Expressions® line of Sterling Silver bracelets and charms. Express yourself, or create something special for someone, with this fabulous line of bracelets and charms. From tennis racquets, horseshoes, golf clubs and music notes to words of inspiration, there is a charm that defines every possibility. Whether it is one bracelet with a single charm or a stack with multiple charms, there is something for every occasion or just because. Come into the store to see our complete collection of charms or shop our on line selection.
From the opening of our family store in 1896, four generations of fathers and sons have built our family business and proudly helped generations of families and loyal customers find the perfect gift to mark life's special occasions. Now, all of that knowledge, commitment and stunning selection is available right here.
John Weeks, is the fourth generation owner of Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers and is a registered jeweler with the American Gem Society. The AGS is one of the jewelry industry’s most prestigious organizations. John also has his Diamond Degree from the Gemological Institute of America. In addition, Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers is a member of the Jewelers of America, an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau, and a member of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.
John has amassed a unique and beautiful collection of items perfect for every celebration or just because. Shop our store and if you don’t see exactly what it is you are looking for, email John at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just like the generations before him, he is in the store and ready to help you find that perfect piece.