Once upon a time, before modern gemmology, all yellow stones were considered topaz. In the early 20thcentury, gemmologists defined topaz as a distinct gem species which included yellow as well as blue, pink, purple, and other varieties. So, the traditional November birthstone transformed into the modern version, yellow or golden topaz. However, you can pick the topaz colour you like best for birthstone jewellery. Topaz is believed to provide its wearer with; health, wealth and the protection of danger.
Another option for a birthstone, for those born in November, is the beautiful yellow/golden colour of Citrine. This gemstone is the yellow variety of quartz, and is thought to stimulate both mental focus, endurance and allow one to laugh with passion and without restraint.