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Ametrine

The gemstone Ametrine, like Gemini, is characterized by a dual nature. It is a harmonious combination of amethyst and citrine that combines the healing powers of both.

Meaning:

Ametrine is a form of Quartz that occurs naturally. The term ametrine is derived from AMEThyst and citRINE. It is also known as trystine or bolivianite. The latter name refers to the fact that most ametrine today is mined in Bolivia.

 

History:

Ametrine was discovered or rediscovered in Bolivia in the 1970s. An Ametrine mine is said to have been discovered during the 16th century by a Spanish conquistador after he married princess Anahi. Queen Isabella of Spain received several specimens of his work, and then the mine was lost for centuries. When it was found, it was named after the legendary princess, whose former land it once occupied. 

Physical-
Ametrine is well known for curing long-term diseases such as muscular issues, arthritis, and respiratory problems.
In addition, it is beneficial to those with addictive tendencies. 

Professional-
It encourages optimism and retains the wearer’s focus. 
Ametrine benefits those working in creative fields.
It stimulates intellect and creativity. 

Psychological-
It purifies the mind and brings inner peace. 
It is also beneficial for treating depression, anxiety, and mental illness. 
Additionally, it helps those suffering from a lack of insight and mental blockage.

Metaphysical -
It detoxifies and clears the mind. 
It enhances spiritual awareness. 
This stone also strengthens willpower and improves meditative abilities. 

Day, Time, and Metal for Ametrine:
It is recommended to wear Ametrine stone on Thursday or Saturday between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. during Shukla Paksha. It would be best to wear it in silver but panchadhatu and gold can also be used in certain cases.
 
Pooja, Mantra, and Finger:
If the gemstone is set in a ring then it should be worn on the middle finger or ring finger of the working hand. The stone should be washed with sacred water i.e. Ganga Jal or cow’s milk to purify it from all the negativity.

Who can wear the gemstone?
In India, Ametrine is associated with Jupiter and Saturn and can be worn by those with Aquarius sign (कुंभ राशि). It can be worn by Pisces and Sagittarius sign according to western astrology. 
Note- Ametrine can be worn by other zodiac signs after undergoing a primary gem consultation.


There are many factors that affect the price of Ametrine price, including its origin, cut, color, cut, and carat weight. Ametrine is priced between Rs. 150 ($3 approximately) per carat and Rs. 1,000 ($ 15 approximately) per carat in India.

Origin-
Considering its high quality, Anahi ametrines command the highest price. Ametrine crystals from Brazil, India, and other places command a lower price because they offer a lower level of transparency and color.  

Color-
Ametrines with deep, rich colors displaying equal proportions of orange and purple are rare and are high-priced. The price of pale-colored ametrine with barely discernible color bands is lower because of its inferior quality. 

Clarity-
The presence of inclusions in ametrines could significantly affect the overall appearance of the stone. Ametrines with minimal inclusions are desirable as they maintain the transparency and luster of the stone while maintaining superior color. In general, prices for highly included and lower transparency ametrines are lower as carats decrease.  
 
Cut-
Ametrine that is skillfully faceted commands an extremely high price on the market due to the amount of wastage incurred during the process and the characteristics given to the stone, such as transparency, luster, and brightness. There is also a large demand for rectangular or emerald cuts of ametrine, which have equal rations of orange and purple color bands. The lowest quality stones are always cut in cabochons, or oval or round shapes. 

Carat Weight-
Ametrines become more expensive as they become larger. The color marks are more visible in larger ametrines, so they are sought after and valuable. As a result, they command high market prices.  


The quality of an ametrine is defined by many factors, including origin, cut, color, clarity, carat weight, and its distinct dual color (purple and orange). 

Origin-
Ametrine gemstone is found in the Anahi mines of Bolivia’s southeastern region which is the oldest and rarest mines that contains this gem. It is also found in some parts of Uruguay, Brazil, and India. Brazil’s ametrine is the second most preferred choice after Bolivia’s.

Color-
Ametrine’s color is a major determinant of its quality. It is a unique blend of purple and orange hues that comes from amethyst and citrine, respectively. In the market, a stone’s smooth distribution of both colors holds high value. 

Cut-
This is the key factor that helps blends both the colors equally in a stone. In contrast, poorly cut ametrine appears paler, dull, and lack luster, whereas highly faceted stone appears vivid and vibrant. 

Clarity-
Ametrines are considered relatively natural which means that they are graded as Type 2 in clarity standards. Several types of inclusions contribute to the color degradation of the stone, including tiger strips, liquid inclusions, internal fractures, and hematite needles. Thus, eye-clean ametrines are uncommon and have high quality. 

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