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Hargrave Ametrine
And Then Came the Fantasy Cut

Once upon a time, gem cutting was a strict craft bound by centuries of tradition. Then Bernd Munsteiner (b. 1943) invented the fantasy cut.

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Concave facets on the pavilion contribute to the striking look of this 27.50 ct. ametrine. Creative gem cutters sometimes use concave facets to give a gem a dramatic appearance. – Robert Weldon, courtesy Minerales y Metales del Oriente
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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