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Description : Ametrine is a combination of Amethyst and Citrine, a member of the Quartz family with hexagonal (trigonal) crystal system and a hardness of 7 . It is sometimes referred to as trystine and is a natural bicolor combination of amethyst and citrine. Color band combinations in ametrine can range from pale-violet to deep-purple and from pale-yellow to gold-brown. Ametrine’s color split is rather abrupt and is not a smooth blend of colors. Both the violet and yellow colors found in ametrine are from traces of iron. The only difference between amethyst, citrine and ametrine is the level of oxidized iron impurities in the visible color-zone bands. All three gemstones obtain their color from iron and all three varieties have a silicon dioxide chemical composition.
|Chemical Formula:||SiO2; Silicon dioxide|
|Crystal Structure:||Trigonal, hexagonal prisms|
|Color:||Bicolor, violet-purple, yellow-brown|
|Hardness:||7 on the Mohs scale|
|Power:||Healing headaches, pancreatic disorders, backache and alcoholism.|
|Double Refraction / Birefringence:||0.009|
Characteristic : There are very few naturally occurring yellow gemstones, including diamond, sapphire, tourmaline and chrysoberyl. However, most tend to occur with more greenish tones.
History : The Anahi Mine, located in Bolivia is the world’s largest source for precious ametrine. The mine became famous in the 17th century when a Spanish conquistador received an ametrine stone as a gift. He had received the gift when he married a princess from the Ayoreos tribe by the name of Anahi from Bolivia. Ametrine was introduced to the rest of Europe when the conquistador presented the stone to the Spanish queen. Currently, the mine is operated by Minerales y Metales del Oriente. Although this source has been known to Bolivian natives for hundred of years, it has only been worked at a commercial level since the 1980’s. There are also other ametrine deposits in Brazil (Rio Grande de Sul).
Power : The healing powers of gemstones have been used for centuries by healers, shamans and medicine men all over the world. Whether it’s based on fact or simply a result of the placebo effect, people believe that crystals work. To achieve the most benefit from your crystal, wear the stone in contact with the skin, especially the targeted area. Ametrine is said to be of help for headaches, pancreatic disorders, backache and alcoholism
Element : Wind and Fire
Physical : Help the digestive system, enhances brain function.
Emotional : Help in overcoming fear and insecurity.
Spiritual Facilitates attuning to Divine inspiration and acting on inner guidances.
Myth : Ametrine is a mix of the word Amethyst and Citrine, to understand the meaning of this particular rock you need to go back to its roots. Amethyst originates from ancient Greek mythology and the Greek word “amethystos” means “not drunken”. Amethyst was often worn to protect against intoxication and it acts as a symbol for sobriety. Citrine originates from France and was named after “citron” which means “lemon”. Today, citrine is known as the “merchant’s stone” and it is thought to bring success and prosperity for merchants. Citrine was also used as protection against poisonous snake venom and evil thoughts.
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