Ametrine

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Healing Properties of Ametrine

Spiritual: Ametrine combines the serenity of Amethyst with the enthusiasm of Citrine, creating a unique energy that encourages wise action.  It grants us access to spiritual insights that lead to joy.  Ametrine is particularly good for anyone exploring Incan shamanism or other forms of South American spirituality.  When used in meditation, it guides us to a feeling of being peacefully expansive and clear.  Ametrine releases prejudices, particularly those related to race, religion or nationality.  It shatters any negative programming that makes us see “others” as “lesser” and instead helps us to truly appreciate people different than ourselves.  Ametrine is attuned to the Crown and Solar Plexus Chakras and linked to Gemini and Libra. It is connected to the elements of Wind and Fire and vibrates to the number 4.

Emotional: Ametrine is a joyful stone as well as a peaceful one. It encourages us to release our worries and to enjoy life more.  It asks us to see uncertainty as an adventure, and to be open to the idea that it all will work out, rather than being doomed to failure before it even starts.  Ametrine reminds us that we are capable and worthy of living happily ever after.  Ametrine lends us its cheerful energy.  It enhances a pleasant attitude, making it easier for us to work well with others, as well as to accept and be true to ourselves.  If there are parts of us that don’t feel compatible, Ametrine teaches self-integration.  Ametrine also champions healthy relationships and good boundaries.  Anyone who has ever been asked to choose between two loves will benefit from working closely with Ametrine.  It encourages us to say “and” rather than “or” whenever possible and desirable.

Mental: Ametrine stimulates incredible creativity and enables us to make extraordinary mental leaps. The sensible energy of Amethyst is combined with the enthusiasm of Citrine, and together they help us to take control of our lives and make better choices. Ametrine also helps us to understand different points of view and to find win-win solutions.  It is a fantastic talisman for anyone who wants to improve the world, and needs to be both realistic and inspirational.  If we are in a position to take charge, Ametrine gives us the courage and the wisdom to lead well.  If we need to be an ally and supporter, Ametrine helps us to know when to speak up or take action, and when to encourage other voices or to bring other people to the table.  It is a stone of balance, reminding us that sometimes we need to be active and other times we need to rest, and that both energies are equally important.

Physical: Ametrine is recommended if we need to stop struggling against something we can’t change and accept reality.  It is also recommended if we have become foolishly resigned about something we have the power to change and need to be shaken out of our inertia.  In both cases, Ametrine helps us to see reality clearly and to take swift action for our own inner peace and happiness.  Ametrine is a sensible talisman for both age-related problems and stress-related problems.  If we have trouble finding the right doctor or treatment plan, Ametrine helps us to be patient yet determined while we navigate the healthcare system.  It is a comforting talisman for anyone undergoing an organ transplant who is concerned about the body accepting this lifesaving gift.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Ametrine

Raw Ametrine
Raw Ametrine, Anahi Mine, Bolivia

Mineral Family: Tectosilicate

Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon dioxide
Cleavage: None
Color: Purple and yellow
Crystal System: Hexagonal/Trigonal
Form/Habit: Pyramidal, sometimes prismatic
Fracture: Conchoidal, very brittle
Gravity: 2.65
Hardness: 7
Luminescence: Green, weak (short wave), very rare
Luster: Vitreous
Streak: White
Transparency: Transparent to translucent

Location: The most important Ametrine deposit is in Bolivia. Ametrine has also occasionally been found in Brazil and India within large Amethyst and Citrine deposits.

Ametrine mine locations

Mineral Family: Ametrine is the purple and gold variety of Quartz, which is in turn a Silicate mineral. Silicate minerals are the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Quartz is a large mineral family in its own right and its members come in every shade of the rainbow. Colorless Quartz is called Clear Quartz or Rock Crystal. Yellow Quartz is Citrine. Green Quartz is Prasiolite. Brown Quartz is Smoky Quartz. Pink Quartz is, of course, Rose Quartz. The most highly prized variety of all is Amethyst, or purple Quartz.

Formation: Ametrine is created when liquid magma from a volcanic explosion cools down and transforms into igneous rocks. During this cooling down period, silica acid bubbles shift from being a gas/liquid into a solid compound. The bubble becomes a hollow space in the igneous rock and the silica acid becomes Quartz crystals. Trace particles of iron give Ametrine its colors, otherwise the silica acid would transform into Clear Quartz. Iron can transform Clear Quartz into purple Amethyst or golden Citrine, the deciding factor is merely a matter of how quickly the silica acid cools. In order to make Ametrine, a single bubble has to cool down at two different rates! 

Mining: The vast majority of Ametrine available today comes from the Anahi Mine in Eastern Bolivia. The Ametrine is mined out of veins in a dolomitic limestone mountain. The Anahi mine produces some of the finest specimens of Amethyst, Ametrine, and Citrine currently available.

Anahi Mine, Bolivia
Anahi Mine, Bolivia

Enhancements: While both Amethyst and Citrine may be lab created or otherwise enhanced, Ametrine is much more difficult to artificially reproduce. Limited quantities of synthetic Ametrine have been created in Alexandrov, Russia and used for carvings and fine gemstones. Tumbled Ametrine is almost certain to be fully natural.

Synonyms: Bolivianite

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Raw Ametrine, Anahi Mine

History of Ametrine

The earliest known historical reference for Ametrine dates to the 16th century Spanish explorations of South America.

What is positively known, is that a conquistador, returning to Spain after adventuring in Bolivia, gave a gift of Ametrine to the Spanish Queen Juana I (1479-1555). The conquistador said that he had acquired the pretty gems as part of his wife’s dowry. Where the European history trails off, Bolivian tradition expands upon the story.

The Legend of AmetrineAccording to legend, a conquistador named Felipe de Urriola y Goitia was traveling with a Spanish expedition in Eastern Bolivia and made peaceful contact with the Ayoreo tribe. The princess of this tribe, Anahi, soon fell in love with Don Felipe and the two were married. Princess Anahi’s father gave Don Felipe an Ametrine mine as part of the marriage contract. Sometime later, Don Felipe decided it was time to return to Spain and asked Princess Anahi to go with him.

The Princess was torn in her loyalties, but ultimately agreed to follow her husband wherever he must travel. Her tribesmen did not understand her decision and conspired to murder Don Felipe. Princess Anahi warned her husband in time and he managed to flee to safety. Unfortunately, Princess Anahi was mortally injured during the conflict. As she lay dying, she begged to see her husband once more and Don Felipe returned. She placed a beautiful Ametrine in his hand and told him to keep it forever as a token of her eternal love. The stone’s dual colors perfectly expressed the feelings in her heart, which loved her husband as well as her people. Princess Anahi died in her husband’s arms, and afterwards Don Felipe was allowed to return to Spain without further conflict.

Today, virtually all Ametrines come from the Anahi Mine in Eastern Bolivia, likely the very same mine that was the Princess’s dowry 500 years ago.

Photos: courtesy of artes e humor de mulher

Ethically Sourced Ametrine

 

The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.

The Exporter sells to a Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is clean and relatively short.

The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries, with one middleman involved. 

 

 

The Mine

This Ametrine comes from a Mine in Bolivia.

It would be relatively safe conditions for miners.

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

 

The Lapidary

This Ametrine was polished in South Africa.

The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

 

Sourcing Relationship

I have been doing business with this source since 2014.  They are the oldest tumbling company in the world and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source.  The company started in California in the 1950s and was eventually bought by a British immigrant who had young sons.  Eventually the company moved to South Africa in order to be closer to the source of their best-selling stone and to have the legal rights to export it.  The company is now run by the sons and their childhood best friend.

The current owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally.  For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners.  The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.  Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin.  For those that aren’t, I ask the owners directly.  As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them.  However, they remain my preferred source for most of the stones I sell from sub-Sahara Africa.

Safe Handling of Ametrine

Ametrine

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Ametrine

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: Bolivia

Polishing Method: Drum polished. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Details:

  • Color: Mostly purple Amethyst with some Citrine.  Some pieces have vivid colors, others are more pale.
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: A
  • Shape: Irregular tumbled shape
  • Size: Average size varies is 1 in / 25 mm
  • Transparency: Mostly transparent
  • Weight: Average weight is 0.3 oz / 8.5 g / 42 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Reviews

  1. Suraj S. (New York)

    Fantastic seller! HIGHLY recommended.

  2. Jenica W. (Georgia)

    Good seller. Would do business with again.

  3. Natalie C. (Montana)

    So beautiful carry it with me

  4. redpoet4929

    Fascinating stone. As always, Julie is the best with her selections
    for me.

  5. Kaylee S. (Ohio)

    This is one of my favorite gemstones! 🙂 Love the purple and yellow together and just like every gemstone I’ve ordered from this shop, it has a beautiful energy and I appreciate knowing that it’s consciously sourced 🙂

  6. Bernadette V. (New Hampshire)

    Gorgeous stone. Great quality. Thank you Julie for the delicious tea & pen.

  7. Jaron H. (Washington)

    Once again . I’m impressed !

  8. Christine S. (New York)

    Thank you as always, for picking out the perfect stone for me. This Ametrine is spectacular. ♥️

  9. Maryn H. (Florida)

    Seamless transaction, excellent product, excellent seller. Thank you! AAA+++

  10. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    Beautiful and vibrant ametrine crystal! I love it!

  11. Suzanne D. (Florida)

    Lovely! Thank you!

  12. Ashley J. (Colorado)

    Thank you Julie for these amazing babies!! I love the fact they were smudged and cleansed – this is what made me buy them over cheaper stones. I look forward to purchasing more soon!!

  13. Tiffany J. (Tennessee)

    Very Beautiful Stone! I am truly happy with my purchase : )

  14. Andrivia M. (Maryland)

    Beautiful! This is my favorite shop to purchase from!

  15. Jan L. (North Carolina)

    Great seller, great transaction!

  16. Stella C. (North Carolina)

    A very fine mixture of both purple and gold. Impressive quality.

  17. Elisa C. (Nevada)

    Beautiful stone, as described. Very fast shipping, A+++++

  18. Amy G. (Washington)

    Seller is beautiful & picked out the most perfect stone just for me. So happy!!

  19. Anna P. (Utah)

    Amazing seller! Great, positive energy stone.

  20. Gineta J. (Georgia)

    Very happy with the purchase.

  21. Rosalinda C. (Texas)

    Thanks

  22. Melanie C. (New Jersey)

    Love this stone 🙂 ! thank you for tea too!

  23. Kelly W. (Minnesota)

    Beautiful stone Thank you!

  24. Eva L. (Norway)

    God Bless Julie. SO very helpful. SO very serviceminded. LOVE THEM*******

  25. Debra B. (California)

    Fast ship item as described. Thanks!! Tea was delicious thanks!!

  26. Jennifer P. (Massachusetts)

    Gorgeous! Very rare stone. Thank you again!!

  27. Emily B. (MIssouri)

    very pretty!

  28. Patricia R. (California)

    Lovely stones, just as described. Shipped quickl

  29. Bridget D. (Maine)

    Very nice stone. Love it. Thank you!

  30. Celestite M. (Hawaii)

    The ametrines are very pretty. Thank you.

  31. Myra S. (Wisconsin)

    Very happy thanks. Blessed be.

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