This gemstone is a unique combination of two separate gemstones, Amethyst and Citrine; hence its name - Ametrine. A fusion of the purple variety of Quartz, Amethyst, and the yellow/orange variety, Citrine, Ametrine’s distinctive bi-coloured colouring makes it very appealing.
Ametrine gemstones with an even 50/50 split of colour are considered the most desirable and its hardness of seven on the Mohs scale makes Ametrine is suitable for use in all kinds of jewellery
Sources: While originally discovered in Brazil, the only significant source of Ametrine is Bolivia.
Colour palette: Ametrine’s unique bi-colouring is exhibited in distinct bands of yellow from the Citrine and violet purple from the Amethyst. Rather than a smooth transition between the two colours, Ametrine’s colour split is quite abrupt and can range from a pale-violet to deep-purple and from pale-yellow to gold-brown.
More information about the Ametrine: As a bi-colour union of Amethyst and Citrine, Ametrine is said to combine the powers of both. This gemstone can therefore be the birthstone for those born in February (Amethyst) or November (Citrine), and both the 6th (Amethyst) and 13th (Citrine) Wedding Anniversary gemstone. Equally, as with Amethyst, Ametrine is associated with health, luck and wit, and as with Citrine, success, prosperity, cheerfulness and lightheartedness.