The traditional birthstone for people born in November is topaz. While the gemstone topaz gets its name from an ancient Latin word topazus, it also has a relation with the Sanskrit word tapas, which means heat or fire. It is believed that wearing topaz can help control anger.
Traditional medicinal use included adding powdered topaz to wine and drinking the concoction. This was said to help in preventing asthma and insomnia. One of the methods used to improve eyesight was to immerse topaz in wine for three days and nights, and to then rub this wine onto one's eyes.
According to believers, citrine is also considered to be a birthstone for those born in November. This is a yellow gem that belongs to the group of quartz. In ancient times it was said to provide protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. The word citrine comes from the old French word 'citron' meaning lemon.
It was also said that a ring made of topaz could reveal the presence of poison by changing its color. People also wore necklaces with topaz as it was said to increase strength in an individual. It was also said that it made the wearer more faithful and constant.
A necklace with a citrine gemstone was said to bring clear vision to the wearer, so much that it helped to see through deception and find truth. A ring made of citrine was said to instill self-confidence, strength and generosity. Such people were also said to brighten up their lives with creativity and prosperity.
In order to understand if these gemstones will help you, it is advised that you consult an expert in the subject.