When it comes to the beautiful, uniquely colored ametrine, trystine, or bolivianite stone, there are so many questions that pop up.
To start with, its trade name is bolivianite, however, it is often referred to as an ametrine due to its coloring. This stone is a mix of citrine and amethyst, creating a beautiful yellow and purple coloring. Piqued your interest? Well, you should keep reading to find out more!
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What is Ametrine?
The ametrine crystal is one of the lesser known gems, which is strange considering the unique appearance of the gemstone. This rare stone is a bicolor quartz and is only produced in one mine in the world! It is also one of the more recent discoveries, having only been around for a few decades. However, the truth is this stone was first found in the 17th century but got lost in history until the 1970s.
The ametrine stone is golden yellow and purple, something that happens when citrine and amethyst stones come into contact to form one crystal. This also gives the stone its name, derived from AMEthyst and ciTRINE. It is also referred to as bolivianite, trystine, bicolor quartz, bicolor amethyst, and amethyst-citrine.
Another interesting fact is that the name bolivianite was derived from its country of origin – Bolivia. It is also the country’s national gemstone.
What Color is Ametrine?
The ametrine gemstone features golden yellow and purple colors that come about as a result of citrine and amethyst stones coming into contact and mixing to create a new stone.
What is the Meaning of Ametrine?
The ametrine crystal is said to be symbolic of inner strength and harmony. It is also able to amplify the energy of the person wearing the stone.
Benefits and Healing Properties of Ametrine
The balance of amethyst and citrine present in the stone work together to promote harmony and restore imbalances that may leave you feeling drained in body, mind, and spirit. Many believe this stone is particularly beneficial to individuals feeling stressed or emotional. It provides support where needed and helps you on your journey to a more successful life.
Focusing on the yellow color of the stone, it’s believed to help you unleash your creativity and intuition. So, if you’re looking to restore balance and focus, look for an ametrine with more purple. If you’re looking to harness your creativity, look for an ametrine with more yellow.
How to Use Ametrine
Ametrine can help you get rid of unnecessary things in your life. Many believe that simply holding the stone, saying the name of the thing you no longer want in your life, washing the stone, and then holding it in the sun and saying what you do want will help you lead a more fulfilling life.
You can also use the stone to promote healing, relieve stress, and help you stay energised. This is because the stone draws power from the moon and sun, helping you stay energetic and enthusiastic for longer. The gemstone also offers a powerful connection to the spirit world and can help you find direction and purpose in life.
Looking at amethyst and citrine stones, in particular, the amethyst is great for relieving tension while the citrine promotes positivity and attracts money. Together, they form a powerful force for transforming your life.
If you’re looking to unlock the money attracting abilities of the stone, leave it under the light of the full moon and then put it in your purse. The next time you pay for investment or gamble, it will influence wealth and send it in your direction.
What is Ametrine Worth?
Ametrine gemstones are worth around $8 a carat on average. This figure can increase based on the color, clarity, and cut of the stone. While this makes it one of the more affordable gemstones due to the size of the gemstones found, it is difficult to get your hand on due to the fact that it’s only mined in Bolivia.
Is Ametrine Rare?
The ametrine crystal is rare and can only be found in one mine in the world – and it happens to be in Bolivia. It is because of this that not many people actually know that the stone exists. The Anahi Mine was first discovered in the 17th century but was somehow forgotten and lost in history, only to be rediscovered in the 1970s.
How Do You Know if Ametrine is Real?
The transparent ametrine stone is almost flawless. While some imperfections are normal, a fake ametrine will have a lot of flaws that will be visible to the naked eye. The only way to know for sure, however, is to have a geologist or jeweller assess the stone.
Can You Wear Ametrine Every Day?
Ametrines are durable stones and can be worn every day if you want to. However, we don’t recommend this as prolonged wear can affect the lustre and appearance of the stone. It can also be easily scratched, and when subjected to a hard blow, may crack or fracture. Given that the stone is incredibly rare, it can be difficult to replace it should something happen to it.
Is Ametrine the Same as Amethyst?
While both the amethyst and ametrine are purple in color, they are not the same thing. An ametrine does, however, contain traces of amethyst and as such shares the qualities thereof.
If you’re looking for a rare yet powerful stone to add to your crystal collection or feature on a piece of beautiful jewelry, the ametrine is a fantastic option that offers the power of both the amethyst and citrine stones.