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Yellow is the colour of happiness and cheerfulness. It is also a colour associated with making changes. It is a great colour for people always on the go and living life to the full.
In antiquity, when a lady wore yellow it indicated that she was a generous person and when worn by a man it was said to denote secrecy. The colour has also been associated with the sun, which then led to an association with Sunday. Likewise, historically it had an association with a lion and later the zodiac sign of Leo. George Kunz’s book “The Curious Lore of Precious Stones” states that “of the seven ages of man, yellow typified adolescence”.
Citrine, one of November’s official birthstones, is one of the most vivid of all yellow gems. Its name is derived from the French word for lemon and it can be found in shades from sunflower yellow to orangish yellow. Another well-known yellow gemstone is Amber; although this is usually more of an orangish yellow, occasionally it can be a vivid yellow.
Citrine is possibly one of the most warming, cheerful yellow gemstones!
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