Ametrine is a combination of two varieties of Quartz, silicon dioxide, Amethyst, and Citrine (natural). It is therefore a bi-colored mixture in varying combinations of violet/purple Amethyst and yellow/gold natural Citrine.
Amethyst is the rarest form of quartz and has the distinction of giving off a beautiful violet or purple color. Citrine gives off a yellow-orange color and is the same substance as Amethyst, but it has been superheated in the earth’s core. Both of these mineral properties are found in Ametrine.
It is important to note that it is a very hard substance, measuring a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Ametrine’s hardness makes it perfect for being cut into shapes for ornamental jewelry.
Ametrine is rare and only found in a few places, so the size of the stones is usually at most a few carats. Ametrine is normally cut and made into high-quality pieces of jewelry in many shapes and forms, such as earrings, charms, bracelets, and especially rings.
The majority of Ametrine comes from one specific mine, the Anahi Mine in Bolivia, however, Ametrine can be found in very small quantities in other places such as India and Brazil.
Since Ametrine is extremely rare, it doesn’t have an as extensive history and origin as other popular gemstones; however, Ametrine was said to be first introduced in Europe by Conquistadors that found Ametrine in South America. It is said that Ametrine was given to the Spanish Queen as a gift for a dowry.
Ametrine is sometimes referred to as Trystine. Ametrine also has a commercial name called Bolivianite. Bolivianite was chosen because Ametrine is found mainly in specific mines in Bolivia. It should be noted that Ametrine has only been sold commercially since 1980.
Ametrine Metaphysical Properties
The frequency of Ametrine is connected to the solar plexus and crown chakras, opening, and activating these chakras and linking their energies so that one may act in the alignment of one’s will and one’s Soul’s guidance.
The Amethyst portion of this crystal stimulates one’s consciousness so that one can connect to the higher dimensions and higher consciousness to receive guidance, higher knowledge, and wisdom.
The Citrine portion of this crystal allows one to be aligned to one’s soul’s impulses bringing clarity and focussed thought, positive, decisive action, and increasing one’ s personal power.
- Solar Plexus
- Digestive System
- Weight Regulation
- Connection to Higher Dimensions
- Personal Power – Spiritual
- Souls Impulses