With its deep yellow color, citrine gemstones are undeniably attractive. Citrine symbolizes power and authority. The ancients carried citrine as a ward against evil thoughts and snake venom. This unusual gemstone gets its name from the French word for lemon ("citron"). It is gorgeous in gold settings and particularly elegant when paired with contrasting brown garnets. Citrine is also eye-catching with black accents and sterling silver. The possibilities are fantastic! If you're shopping for a loved one with a November birthday, consider citrine jewelry, as citrine is November's birthstone.