Greetings to all the November birthdays!!!  November is a busy month and (for lots of us) a cold month!  We think it's especially fitting that November has a birthstone that is sunny enough to make up even for the most dreary of winter weather.

While images all portray November's birthstone as a deep yellow, there are actually 2 different gemstones identified for November - Citrine and Yellow Topaz.  While optically they are much the same, there is a difference between the two.  Citrine is actually a quartz and is much softer, much more common and less costly than yellow topaz.  Quartz will measure a 7 on the Mohs' Scale of relative hardness while the rarer and more costly yellow topaz measures 8 which offers greater durability.  Diamonds (whether lab-created diamonds or mined diamonds) are the toughest gem we know at a solid 10 on the Mohs' Scale!

 Quartz  and Topaz both are found in a variety of colors, and while traditions and experts may disagree on whether Citrine or Yellow Topaz is the official birthstone for November, they can all agree on the sunny hue of the birthstone for this month.

Eco Diamond offers ethically soured, lab-created gemstones for your birthstone jewelry!  Virtually any piece of jewelry you see on EcoDiamond.com can be made uniquely yours with your birthstone.  In addition, Eco Diamond offers many additional styles not featured on the website as well as custom created pieces of all kinds.

 Contact us today for help with your unique jewelry item and get your piece of sunshine - no matter what your birth month is!