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Ametrine | Everything You Need to Know

limz Published On Wed Jan 29 2020   Modified On Wed Jan 29 2020
Ametrine | Everything You Need to Know

Ametrine is a combination of two beautiful stones - Amethyst and Citrine. As it is a mixture of these two stones, it is suitable for the people born in February and November. The zodiac sign of this stone is Pisces and Sagittarius.

Ametrine symbolizes sincerity, piety, wisdom, creativity, stability, serenity, royalty, and nobility. It is an excellent soothing stone that connects the physical and spiritual realm.

Let us learn more about Ametrine.

Meaning

Ametrine is a bi-colored naturally occurring variety of quartz. These stones help to open up and balance the crown (Sahasrara) and solar-plexus (Manipura) chakra. It enables the wearer to promote endless wisdom, love and immerses them into an unseen world of spirituality. These stones also help you to be responsible and heighten your confidence and vitality.

Origin and History

Different Shapes Ametrine.
Different Shapes Ametrine.
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The word Ametrine is derived by combining the two words - Amethyst and Citrine. When these beautiful stones were discovered at the Anhai mine in Bolivia, then it first arrived at the market in 1980. This mine was given as dowry to a conquistador when he married a princess from the Ayoreos tribe.

In the 1600s, Ametrine was first introduced by the conquistador when he gifted it to a Spanish Queen. As Anahi mine of Bolivia is the world’s only commercial source of these stones, they are very rare. It is also known as trystine or bolivianite.

Formation Process

When tiny particles that are locked inside the matrix of the quartz crystals begin to oxidize at distinct rates, Ametrine is formed. These unique stones get their color by iron impurities with different oxidation states within the quartz. 

Formula

The chemical formula of Ametrine is SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide). These stones have a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale and they have a vitreous luster.

Types

Ametrine is a type of its own that occurs with zones of purple and yellow or orange.

Colors Available

  • Purple
  • Yellow

Mines Available

Bolivian Ametrine.
Bolivian Ametrine.
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Anahi mine in Bolivia is the only place where these stones are commercially available.

Cost Per Carat

The majority of Ametrine's price is determined by its origin, cut, color, clarity, and carat. The price of these stones can range from $3 - $15. Although these beautiful stones are extremely rare, their price is undervalued.

Uses

Throughout history, Ametrine is widely used as gemstones in jewelry like bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklace and they are well-suited for it.

Spiritual Properties

  • Ametrine helps to relieve tension, stimulate creativity, promote self-confidence, soothe emotion, and it also helps the wearer to take control of their own life.
  • These stones bring serenity of mind, balance mental stability, overcome emotional trauma, cleanse negative energy, and stabilize the aura.
  • It helps to recharge the body, fully, aid ailments, drive away negativity, treat obesity, and combat digestive and hormonal problems.

Facts

Bi-Color Ametrine Gemstone.
Bi-Color Ametrine Gemstone.
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  • Ametrine is composed of two types of minerals - Amethyst and Citrine.
  • Anahi mine in Bolivia is the only commercial source for Ametrine.
  • These stones are quite durable as it has the hardness of 7.
  • Intense and beautiful colors can be found in these stones that weigh over 5 carats.

Jewelry Stores Near You

  • Zales Corporation, Irving, Texas
  • Maison Birks, Toronto, Canada

Online Stores

  • Zales
  • Etsy

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