Ametrine is a bi-color quartz variety that, as its name suggests, is a unique combination of amethyst and citrine within a single crystal. How the gem forms is still a bit of a mystery, but the differences in color are believed to be the result of the presence of iron in different states of oxidation from natural heating. Combining the golden sunburst of citrine with the violet sunset of amethyst, this naturally colored gem is commercially mined at a single source: the remote Anah mine in Bolivia and is shrouded in fascinating local legends and lore.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Trystine, Bolivianite, Amethyst-Citrine, Citrine-Amethyst, Golden Amethyst
Countries of Origin
Afghanistan; Russian Federation; Unknown; Botswana; Brazil; Thailand; Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Ametrine is a naturally occurring quartz crystal that is divided into an amethyst portion and a citrine portion. Sometimes the color contrast is striking; a regal purple reigning beside a golden beauty. On other occasions, the colors are more pastel and make this a perfect stone for spring and summer.
More About Ametrine
Modern folklore tells us that ametrine combines the awareness of amethyst and the energy of citrine. Some believe that this stone stimulates the intellect and mental activity. Those who believe in the power of gemstones say that ametrine encourages optimism and promotes joy.