The Anahí Ametrine Mine, Bolivia
The Anahí mine, Bolivia, has produced large amounts of amethyst, citrine, and amethyst-citrine for the gem market.
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.
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.
Russian Synthetic Ametrine
Gem-quality synthetic ametrine has been produced commercially in Russia since 1994.