Ametrine – Meaning and Benefits
Ametrine – Meaning and Benefits – 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, but is still a crystal in its own right, 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 stone 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.
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.
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 complimentary to each other. With this one crystal you can take up the cool dark powers of the purple night and 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, an extremely powerful healing tool, as well as 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 assist you to connect with your higher self, and make use of your strength of will to carry through with what you have learnt from Divine sources. This may well enhance both your mental and spiritual clarity.
Ametrine calms the mind by clearing stress and tension from the head. Balances and soothes emotions and relieves depression, leads to inner peace and tranquillity. It overcomes prejudice by enhancing 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 eases 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.
© 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.