Ametrine Meaning and Benefits.



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Ametrine Meaning – General Information.

Ametrine, also known as Trystine or by its trade name as Bolivianite, is a naturally occurring variety of Quartz. It is a mixture of Amethyst and Citrine with zones of purple and yellow or orange. However, it is still a crystal in its own right and not just a mixture of its two cousins. It has a Mohs Hardness of 7 with a trigonal crystal structure.

The name Ametrine relates to the merging of Amethyst and Citrine and this crystal embodies the vibrations and qualities of both of these stones yet presented in their own unique way.

The different colour zones visible within Ametrine are due to differing oxidation states of iron within the crystal. The different oxidation states occur due to a temperature gradient across the crystal during its formation.

Only two places on the entire planet have just the right circumstances to form Ametrine Crystals; the Anahi Mine in Bolivia and the Hyderabad Mine in India. The Bolivian mine yields about 90% of Ametrine being marketed today and its limited availability places it among an elite group.


Ametrine Meaning – History.

This duel-colour gemstone seems to have a double history. Most geological references state that Ametrine was first brought to the market in the 1970s. Except there is another tale that dates back to the conquistadors that tells a quite different story.

During the 17th century, a conquistador named Don Felipe married Anakha, the princess to the Aureiros tribe of Bolivia. The mine, named Anahi for the princess, was given to him as part of her dowry. Felipe and his princess bride wanted to return to Spain and as the couple attempted to depart angry tribesmen turned on them and murdered the young princess. The duo coloured gem is said to represent the princess’ two loyalties: one to her husband and the other to her tribe.

Legend has it that Ametrine was first introduced to Europe by the conquistador gifting the mine to the Spanish Queen upon his return. It soon found its way into the jewellery trade and the bi-colours of Ametrine continue to be extremely popular today.

With its own dramatic formation process creating unique energies, Ametrine is very much its own crystal, with its own story as well.


Ametrine Meaning – Metaphysical Benefits.

The duality of Ametrine makes it a powerful companion for creative, psychic and healing work. Purple and yellow/gold are opposite each other on the colour wheel, yet they are very complementary to each other. With this one crystal, you can take up the cool dark powers of the purple night and also the bright warm strength of a sunny day.

Containing the powers of Amethyst and Citrine in one stone makes it a very powerful money stone. Also an extremely powerful healing tool. As well as that, it makes an excellent gateway to higher psychic awareness and spiritual enlightenment.

Ametrine is a beautiful and useful stone to have in your life. It is extremely effective at opening psychic doorways and providing protection as you journey. It will also assist you to connect with your higher self and make use of your strength of will to carry through with what you have learned from Divine sources. This may well enhance both your mental and spiritual clarity.


Ametrine Meaning – Healing.

Ametrine calms the mind by clearing stress and tension from the head. Balances and soothes emotions and relieves depression. It also leads to inner peace and tranquillity. It overcomes prejudice by enhancing the compatibility and acceptance of others. Ametrine stimulates creativity and supports taking control of your own life. It strengthens concentration, bringing clarity and harmonising perception and action. Instigates change and also eases the transition.

Ametrine strengthens the immune system and aids the autonomic nervous system.  It heals physical, mental and emotional exhaustion. It alleviates allergies and digestive disorders.


Tips for using Ametrine.

  • Hold onto Ametrine or slip a stone under your pillow when you need to release tension.
  • Place Ametrine in prominent positions around your home to bring peace and tranquillity.
  • Relieve emotional blockages by taping* or holding Ametrine against your solar plexus.
  • Place Ametrine around your workplace to increase inspiration and develop creativity.
  • Carry Ametrine in your pocket to overcome prejudice, ignorance and obstructions.
  • Ametrine located in your meditation area will further the process of stilling your mind.
  • Wear or carry or sleep with Ametrine to enhance mental and spiritual clarity.
  • Hold on to Ametrine to help let go of your addictions and their associated compulsions.
  • Use to unite masculine and feminine energies.
  • The energy of Ametrine will assist you if you are working at losing weight.

* Micropore adhesive bandage is excellent for taping or holding crystals in place on your body. It doesn’t interfere with the integrity of the crystal and is easy to remove.


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© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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