By:
Jeffrey M. Bertman
Graduate Gemologist

Minnesota Vikings fans are bound to love “ametrine,” along with anyone who appreciates a gemstone that combines the purple of amethyst and the sunny gold of citrine. This bi-colored quartz comes from only one mine in the world. Bolivia’s Anahi Mine first became famous in the 17th century when a Spanish conquistador received it as a dowry on marrying a princess named Anahi from the Ayoreos tribe. Ametrine became established in Europe through the conquistador’s gifts to the Spanish queen. The unusual gemstone is often faceted in a rectangular shape with equal amounts of amethyst and citrine. Ametrine can also be cut to blend the two colors in a mixture of yellow, purple, and peach tones throughout the stone.

Ametrine is thought to have some healing qualities that include getting rid of depression while producing inner peace and tranquility. Jewelry stores may have nice selections of different colored stone jewelry may include a few pieces of ametrine for sale. The price is reasonable when compared to other stones of similar size and beauty. Select the perfect silver and gold jewelry to fit your taste for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or pendants at 1402 Hancock Street, Quincy Center or contact us at 617-773-3636.