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Ametrine is a bicolor macrocrystalline variety of Quartz that is a combination of the Quartz varieties of Amethyst and Citrine. Ametrine displays both the purple and yellow colorings that these minerals exhibit, often seen in very distinct divisions. Hailing primarily from the very specific locale of the Anahi Mine in Bolivia, Ametrine’s occurrence is rare throughout the world. Geologists still hypothesize as to its exact formation, but popular thought is its dichroism is due to the presence of iron impurities in different states of oxidation from natural heating. Amethyst is Quartz with trace amounts of manganese. Citrine is the natural byproduct of Amethyst being heated. Ametrine is the physical representation of this process occurring. Amethyst will crystallize at a lower temperature than Citrine, and for this stone to display both of these Quartz varieties in the same specimen means a stone crystallized at different temperatures, pressures, and chemical environment at the same time. Its division of color can be highlighted by a skilled cut, making two equal halves of Amethyst and Citrine, often displayed rectangularly. It has been commercially available in the gem trade market since the 1980s, making it a relatively new gemstone. Its popularity is on the rise.
Ametrine is unique in its properties because it contains two different varieties of quartz within one specimen, thus both these varieties carry with them their own power. The power of Citrine is an energy stone that brings the wearer the raw power of the warmth of the sun. The energy of Amethyst attracts the highest actualization and the power of manifestation while keeping spirituality and wisdom grounded and focused. Ametrine is the stone of the zodiac sign of Libra. It encourages the balance of yin and yang, and like Citrine, aids in alignment of the chakras. Its Amethyst properties can create planetary alignment, connection with the divine, and inspire an enhanced meditative state. Expanding the higher mind with peace and serenity, and allowing the inner soul to feel secure and warm, are traits Ametrine carries. Ametrine is a Transformer Seeker Crystal meaning it holds the power to transform lives in a guided, focused direction by calming the mind, tapping into the highest potential, staying grounded and protected in astral travels, and harmonizing spirituality with intellect and ego. A great stone for meditation and healing purposes. Its high frequency can heal physical ailments, attract romantic love and passion, bring true purpose to life, align the Heavens with the Earth, the head with the womb, and the intellect and the spirit. A truly exquisite stone with majestic powers.
Chemical Formula: SiO2 Color: Bicolor; Purple/Orange-Yellow Hardness: 7 Crystal Habit: Hexagonal Refractive Index: 1.54-1.55 Specific Gravity: 2.63-2.65 Optic Character: Uniaxial Transparency: Transparent to Translucent Double Refraction: 0.009 Luster: Vitreous Fracture: Conchoidal Cleavage: Indiscernible Mineral Class: Quartz
“The Gemstone Ametrine” https://www.minerals.net/gemstone/ametrine_gemstone.aspx
“Ametrine: Mineral Information Page”, Gem and Mineral Miners, Inc., 2018, https://www.mineralminers.com/html/amtminfo.htm
“The Crystal Encyclopedia” https://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/amethyst
Simmons, Robert, et al. The Book of Stones: Who They Are and What They Teach. North Atlantic Books, 2015.
Want some Ametrine from The Rutile Collection?
This is a precision cut stone that was cut to retain the most color and sparkle. This is a stunning stone and will make a huge jewelry statement.
Main Stone: Ametrine
Dimensions: 14mm x 14mm x 11.7mm
Treatment: Ametrine is not typically treated or enhanced
Source: Ametrine is very rare to find in nature! The only commercial source of ametrine is in Southeastern Bolivia at the Anahi mine.
Metaphysical: Solar plexus (3rd) and Crown (7th) chakras, wind and fire element, mental and spiritual clarity, decisiveness, increases the flow of creativity and insight, great to wear to work, good for defeating self-harming habits like smoking or losing weight, helps make good decisions, helps overcome procrastination, and helps with mental fog and sluggishness.