"Who first comes to this world below
In drear November's fog and snow
Should prize the topaz's amber hue
Emblem of friends and lovers true"
Citrine, frequently listed as an alternate birthstone for November, is also a yellow hued stone. It is a form of quartz and ranges from the palest of yellow to a dark amber in color. A beautiful citrine (or I suppose any cirtine, beautiful or not) is a symbol of hope and strength. In the past people believed it had medical powers.
There are many beautiful yarns with the beautiful golden hues of the golden topaz and citrine in the basket including Willow Tweed, Divine and Cashsilk. The colors do remind one of the golden sunny days of fall with the suns rays splashing across beautifully golden colored trees.
On another note, the color also reminds me of my eyes today. Customer's today may notice that I have incredibly yellow eyes, almost the same golden hue as the yarns--unfortunately the color is not attractve in the eyes. No I didn't drink to excess and I am not sick. I had an eye exam and part of the process required an eye dye. Hopefully, it is wearing away. It was pretty shocking when I saw how horrid my eyes