Warm golden to amber tones represent this month’s birthstone. Due to the rarity of precious Topaz, the Citrine gemstone has become it’s stand in. From the French word for ‘lemon’, Citrine’s radiant color is associated with cheerfulness, youth, and vitality, and was once thought to protect the wearer against various evils.  Topaz is also the traditional 23rd Anniversary Gemstone.  Citrine is the traditional 13th Anniversary Gemstone.