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. Almost all commercially available ametrine is mined only in Bolivia. The colour of the zones visible within ametrine is due to differing oxidation states of iron within the crystal. The different oxidation states occur due to there being a temperature gradient across the crystal during its formation.Artificial ametrine can be created by differential heat treatment of amethyst. Legend has it that ametrine was first introduced to Europe by a conquistador’s gifts to the Spanish Queen, after he received a mine in Bolivia as a dowry when he married a princess from the native Ayoreos tribe. Most ametrine in the low price segment can be assumed to stem from synthetic material. Since 1994, a Russian laboratory has perfected the industrial production of discoloured quartz crystals that are later irradiated to bring out the typical ametrine colours. Green-yellow or golden-blue ametrine does not exist naturally.
Wearing Ametrine jewellery may be helpful to you, and may provide you with ways to let go of stress, as they help to create peace and inner harmony. It is an extremely useful tool for those in the healing profession to utilize. As well it is also very helpful for the average person to use, to work on themselves at home.
Once you have connected to its energy, keep this crystal on you all day, as it will aid you overall in your life. Using this crystal to make a spiritual connection is powerful, as once a connection is made it will align the solar plexus with the crown chakra. This may help you to enhance both your mental and spiritual clarity, and plan to live life from a perspective of Divine Will. It is easy to buy jewellery made from this stone including lovely pendants. It is easy and useful to keep a piece of this crystal within your aura, for as long as possible during each day. It often has quite striking golden yellow colours within the purple, and these stones are very attractive and have excellent metaphysical properties.