Ametrine Gemstone - Amethyst Citrine Combination Stone
Ametrine Gemstone and Jewelry
Ametrine Gemstone is a breathtakingly beautiful sparkling purple and yellow colored stone which is a combination of Amethystand Citrine gems. With this unusual gemstone one gets two gemstones in a single piece for the price of one! As you may have already noticed the words amethyst and citrine are combined to yield the name Ametrine. The purple and golden colors of this gem are as a result of different oxidation states of iron impurities within the crystalline structure. It is a durable gemstone and has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale with a trigonal crystal structure and can be readily recognized by its colors, hardness, glassy luster and lack of cleavage. The beauty and hardness of this stone makes it most suitable for jewelry, especially pendants. Wearing Ametrine jewelry is said to bring clarity to the spirit, mind and body. It is a good gemstone for those who are born in the month of February or the Zodiac sign of Pisces. This stone is also a good stone for those born under the Zodiac Sign of Libra and Gemini. The planets associated with this stone are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune and Pluto. Ametrine is associated with the Solar plexus and Brow Chakras.
Ametrine is a variety of Quartz and also is referred as ‘Trystine’. Another name of this gemstone is ‘Bolivianite’ which may be due to its availability in the jungles of Bolivia. The Anahi Mine in Bolivia is the major world producer of ametrine. This stone is also found in Brazil and India. The Anahi mine became famous in the seventeenth century when a Spanish Conquistador received this stone as a present when he married a Princess from the Ayoreos tribe named Anahi. Though it is a quite unique and rare stone, it is not a very expensive stone when it comes to the price. Artificial Ametrine is created by differential heat treatment of amethyst.
Healing and Metaphysical Properties of Ametrine Stone
This bi-color yellow and purple quartz gemstone has the metaphysical properties of both Amethyst and Citrine as well as its own unique properties. Ametrine gemstone is said to attract money. It is a powerful healing stone and can be used to clear thoughts, leading to mental clarity and psychic awareness. This stone also can help in cleansing on a physical level. Ametrine is said to awaken the genius and creativity ability within its wearer and is an excellent stone for students undertaking exams. This stone is said to promote Optimism and helps one in relieving negativity, stress and tension. It is also said to be a good stone for meditation as it enhances concentration as well as intuition. This stone can be helpful in the activation of third eye chakra. This stone is said to be of help in times of headaches, digestive problems, skin disorders and backache. It is also said to be helpful in strengthening the immune system and treating situations of chronic fatigue and low-immunity. This stone is said to be very effective in treating depression by finding peace and tranquility from within. Ametrine Elixir is said to be helpful in removing the toxins from the body.
Ametrine stone can be cleaned using warm soapy water and a soft brush. Avoid cleaning the gemstone in steam and ultrasonic cleaners. Avoid exposure to sunlight and heat as it can make the stone look paler and dull. So keep the stone away from strong chemicals and sudden temperature changes.
The Metaphysical Aspects Ametrine Crystal
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