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Ametrine Quality Factors

Learn about the factors that make ametrine so desirable.

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Ametrine Colour Blend
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Ametrine Description

Transparent, bicoloured quartz with the colours of both amethyst and citrine in the same gem is called ametrine or amethyst-citrine.

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Ametrine History and Lore

The world’s only commercial source of ametrine is the Anahi mine in southeastern Bolivia. Legend has it that a Spanish conquistador discovered the mine’s location in the 1600s and introduced the gem to Europeans when he presented several specimens to his queen.

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Bolivian ametrine crystal.
Ametrine Optical Dishes: Windows into the Effects of Crystal Structure

Optical activity is studied using a polished block of ametrine.

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Karyna Sena stands in front of a sapphire mine near Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Designer’s Love of Brazil – and its Gems – Shines in Every Piece She Creates

Karyna Sena, a third-generation gem and jewellery professional, infuses the rich tapestry of Brazil – and her joie de vivre – in each of her designs.

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Bicoloured Quartz
The Anahí Ametrine mine, Bolivia

The Anahí mine, Bolivia, has produced large amounts of amethyst, citrine and amethyst-citrine for the gem market.

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Ametrine Care and Cleaning

Learn about ametrine's durability and how to care for your ametrine jewellery.

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A Selection of Faceted Natural Ametrines.
Using Conventional Equipment to Separate Natural from Synthetic Ametrine

A summary of the article “A simple approach to separate natural from synthetic ametrine”, by Francine Payette.

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Smoky Quartz Ametrine from the Yuruty Mine
Ametrine with Layers of Smoky Quartz

An investigation of these Yuruty mine samples revealed an interesting new aspect to this bicoloured quartz.

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Anahí mine tunnel
Anahí’s “New” Ametrine

A compilation of gem news from around the world, covering topics such as localities, unusual gem materials, market news, new products, discoveries, jewellery manufacturing techniques and industry trends.

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