QUESTION: Is a yellow citrine the same thing as a yellow topaz? If not then how different? My birthstone is the yellow topaz.
I think the confusion may come from the fact that yellow (or golden) topaz and citrine are both modern birthstones for November. The relationship between the two is the color, with both being shades of yellow or yellow-gold. It’s also worth noting as far as birthstones are concerned that topaz is the old traditional birthstone for November, and may be a variety of colors. You can find more on birthstones here.
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