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Ametrine

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

The gem varieties of quartz have been used as gemstones and other ornamental objects for thousands of years. 

This multi-colored gemstone has more than a double color, it seems also to have a double history. Most geological references state that Ametrine was first brought to the gem market in the 1970s. Except there is another story about this special crystal that dates back to the conquistadors stating 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. When it came time for Felipe to return to Spain, his princess bride wished to return with him. As the couple attempted to depart, angry tribesmen turned on them and murdered the young princess. The duo colored gem is said to represent the princess' two loyalties: to her husband and to her tribe. Ametrine began to appear on the market since there.

Before this ametrine was considered to be quite unusual and was known as amethyst-citrine quartztrystine or golden amethyst.

The astrological sign of ametrine is Libra

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Ametrine is said to have all the metaphysical properties of both amethyst and citrine combined, as well its own unique properties.  Ametrine energies are said to stimulate the intellect and rid the aura of negative energy.

It helps you recognize the divinity within all, thus eliminating prejudice. It helps release old programs in the mind and attunes you to higher states of consciousness in meditation.

For those engaged in what you believe to be mundane activities, ametrine teaches you to balance your physical activities with your spiritual hunger. Workaholics learn to pause and enjoy the fruits that your labors provide. Procrastinators discover the empowering joy of fully completing a task and the rewards one reaps when a goal is finally achieved. Those that walk among the clouds suddenly find purpose in touching the Earth.

If you walk with fear, ametrine will reveal your hidden warrior to you. If you move with detailed precision, executing well thought out plans, your gem will show you the power of serendipity and taking a chance.

When eyes are blind to the plight of others, this stone will help bring the connection and responsibility we share with every resident of our planet.

Ametrine teaches you these simple, unrelenting connections. There is no life without death. You cannot know joy if you have not known sadness. You are not safe as long as another is in danger. The duality of the ametrine.

Ametrine calms the mind by clearing stress and tension from the head.  Balances and soothes emotions and relieves depression. Ametrine overcomes prejudice by enhancing compatibility and acceptance of others.  It stimulates creativity and supports taking control of one’s own life.  Strengthens concentration, bringing clarity, and harmonising perception and action. Ametrine instigates change and eases transition.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Physically Ametrine strengthens the nerves, promotes the supply of oxygen to the body and helps to encourage the healing process after a serious illness.  The gem will stimulate the activity of the brain and enhance the wearer's emotion life and creativity.  It combats the hardening of the arteries as well as dementia, deafness and eye complaints.  Worn about the neck, near the thyroid glad, it  can reduce trembling, sweating and bushing.

An ametrine elixir may help to remove toxins from the body. It may also be beneficial in lessening or alleviating some of the symptoms of physical illness. Your body may be less achy from fever, and your head less miserable with congestion if you are carrying an ametrine while sick. The gem may improve immunity and assist the body in absorbing oxygen. Patients preparing for implants or artificial limbs and organs may find an ametrine companion helps their body becoming more accepting of the foreign object.

Meditations with Ametrine will help you achieve calm quicker, allowing you to more easily access alternative states. Portals to new dimensions, new perceptions and new ideas are open for you to discover your greatest potential.

Ametrine rough and facet stone