Ametrine is a natural, semi-precious, bi-colour gemstone from the Quartz mineral family. It is regarded as a mixture of Amethyst and Citrine appearing as bands of purple and orange on the crystal. The term Ametrine is itself created by amalgamating the two terms AMEThyst and citRINE. This Beautiful bi-colour quartz is often marketed as Bolivianite and Trystine and is worn to gain its healing benefits. Ametrine is also a strong healing gemstone, which is worn to improve focus, gain inner peace, stimulate inspiration and cure depression. Vedic astrology recommends this gemstone as the substitute of Pitambari Neelam and it is also worn as a healing gemstone.
Elegant and unique, Ametrine gemstone is said to have metaphysical properties of two gemstones-Amethyst and Citrine. Indian astrologers believe that Ametrine gemstone can be worn to gain the positive energies from the planets Jupiter and Saturn. Vedic astrologers suggest Ametrine gem for Kumbha (Aquarius) rashi. However it can be worn by other zodiac signs as well, after a primary thorough consultation with an expert. Western astrology recommends Ametrine birthstone for Pisces and Sagittarius zodiac signs.
The following are the benefits;
•Brings positivity and good fortune.
•Boosts creative ideas and thoughts.
•Soothes nerves and relaxes mind.
•People involved in addictive tendencies can also benefit from Ametrine healing properties.
•Heals chronic ailments.
•Alternative healing - bestows tranquility and inner peace.
•Detoxification, mental clarity and better spiritual awareness.
Ametrine stone price is majorly determined by its origin, colour, clarity, cut, and carat weight.
Ametrine stone price in India ranges from Rs. 150 per carat ($3 approx.) up to 1,000 per carat ($15 Approx.) and above.
Prices in other countries like Dubai, UK, USA and UAE may vary depending upon the demand/supply cycle.
Ametrine stone price in India are calculated both in carats as well as ratti. Since carat is a bigger unit, price per carat appears slightly higher than Ametrine price per Ratti.
1 Ratti=0.91 Carats
The quality of Ametrine gemstone is characterized by multiple factors including its origin, distinct dual colour (orange and purple), clarity and cut. From an astrological perspective, a natural highly transparent bright coloured Ametrine with clearly visible colour bands is the most desirable.
Colour- Colour is the most influential factor that adds maximum points to the value. It usually contains two distinct bands of orange and purple colour. Deep, rich coloured Ametrine stones displaying equal ratio of orange and purple are rare and extremely valuable and stones with these characteristics fetch a good premium. Pale coloured Ametrine with poorly distinguishable colour bands are of inferior quality and their price reduces for the same reason.
Clarity- Like other Quartz Varieties, Ametrine is also a Type II gemstone which usually contains inclusions. These inclusions such as tiger strips, liquid inclusions internal fractures and hematite needle-like inclusions often disturb the colour quality of the stone. Since, Ametrine are usually found in good clarity, there is very little chance to buy Ametrine that is not eye clean. A highly transparent Ametrine stone with minimum eye visible inclusions always fetches a good amount, although the per carat price decreases significantly for highly included gems with poor transparency.
Cut – Cutting a gemstone can increase its cost up to 20% because of the wastage involved in the process. However, a skillfully faceted Ametrine gemstone always appears brighter, lustrous and highly transparent. Stones in fancy cuts such as asscher cut, cushion cut etc. need extra care and good lapidary (gem cutting) skills, therefore are often priced exorbitantly. The most popular and desirable are a rectangular-cut or emerald-cut Ametrine, with 50/50 ratio of orange and purple colour bands.
Carat Weight- Ametrine gemstone can be found in all shapes and sizes. However, large size stones are always much more valuable than smaller ones as colour bands look prominent in bigger ones.
Origin- Ametrine crystals are sourced from the quartz mines of eastern Bolivia (Santa Cruz), some parts of Brazil, Uruguay, and India. Being the most sought-after variety, Anahi Ametrine value remains highest in comparison to stones from other origins. The Anahi mine in Bolivia is the oldest and also the finest resource for the best quality Ametrine gems- called the Anahi Ametrine. Brazilian Ametrine is the next most preferred choice after the Bolivian Ametrine.
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