Birthstone – Anniversary Stone – Zodiac -Libra Chakras - Solar Plexus Chakra, Crown Chakra Typical colours - Shades of yellow, purple or orange
Ametrine is a rare and unusual stone which occurs in quartz when amethyst and citrine reside in the same crystal. Because the color zoning effect is natural, no two ametrines will ever be exactly alike.
Until very recently, the world's only source of this bicolored natural quartz is the Anahi Mine located in the jungles of Bolivia. It is rumoured that the mines where first discovered by native Indians in the seventeenth century. Legend has it that ametrine was first introduced to Europe by a conquistador's gifts to the Spanish Queen, after he received a mine in Bolivia as a dowry when he married a princess from the native Ayoreos tribe.
Ametrine is said to be the complete balance of the properties of amethyst and citrine. Although the colors appear as opposites on the color wheel, they are considered complementary colors.
Power of the Stone
Ametrine is believed to relieve tension, bring serenity, stimulate creativity, balances and soothes emotions and relieves depression. It strengthens concentration, bringing clarity, and harmonising perception and action. Ametrine is considered a double boost to remove toxins from the body, as both amethyst and citrine are both detoxifiers.
This stone is fairly hard so you can use a steamer and ultrasonic cleaner with it. This stone may lose color in the sunlight.
**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. f.Inguz does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.
Information sources: The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003 Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, 2002 Love Is in the Earth: A Kaleidoscope of Crystals by A. Melody, 1991 Healing Crystals: The A - Z Guide to 430 Gemstones by Michael Gienger, 1997 Charms of Light: Healing with Energy, Light and Love by Caryl Haxworth Shimmerlings Firemountain Gems