Citrine & Topaz
The incredibly rare Imperial Topaz, also known as Precious Topaz, was the original birthstone, but citrine was added in the early 1900s as a more affordable and available option.
Imperial topaz is a medium to deep-red reddish orange. This is one of the most expensive shades of the stone. Honey topaz or smokey topaz is a great, lesser-priced alternative.
Citrine, the modern day gem, is a quartz gemstone found in golden shades ranging from pale yellow to deep brownish orange.