Both yellow and orange topaz and citrine are marked as November's birthstone, however when we found out it was only due to the prevalence of heat treated citrine, that citrine became a November birthstone in the early 1910s.
Historically topaz, desired most in the rich orange Imperial topaz color has been the birthstone for November.
The word Topaz is believed to come from the Sanskrit word for "fire" or tapaz. Others trace it back to the Greek word topazos.
Ancient Greeks thought topaz brought them strength.