Ametrine gemstone with rectangular shape is a combination of equal proportion of amethyst and citrine in nature. This rare gemstone has other names such as Trystine and Bolivianite. Ametrine is commercially available in Bolivia mines. Its deposits are found in Brazil and India also. It can be created artificially through heat treatment.

Ametrine is available in orange tinged yellow and purple colors. It consists of colors of both its components, i.e., citrine and amethyst and displays golden yellow and oranges of citrine and purples and violet blues of amethyst. Its color zones of purple and yellow or orange hues are visible due to varying oxidation stages of iron contained in the crystal. The temperature gradients through out the crystal during its formation create different oxidation states.

Ametrine is available with modest price. Little split or density of color is a point of significance while assessing the value of Ametrine. Being the combination of two gemstones, it possesses metaphysical benefits of both these stones. Most of the low priced Ametrine is synthetic material. Although this gemstone occurs only from one place in the world, it has various price ranges which will make you to enjoy it.

Ametrine occurs when amethyst and citrine reside in the same crystal. No two Ametrines are likely to be exactly similar as the each of the stones has natural color zoning effect. Anahi Mine, located in the forests of Bolivia is the only source of this bi-colored natural quartz. Rumors go on that native Indians had discovered these mines in the 17th century.

Ametrine is a very hard variety of quartz having value of 7 in Mohs Hardness Scale. It is utilized in rings and bracelets. Being a rare stone, it is worth keeping one as a collectible, as in time to come it may become the rarest of the rare.

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