Ametrine or BolivianiteAmetrine or Bolivianite

Ametrine or Bolivianite

The name of « Ametrine » comes from the contraction of amethyst and citrine.

Indeed, this is the result of those two crystals’ fusion, both obtained from quartz, with a yellow side (citrine) and a mauve to dark purple side (amethyst). Its hardness is absolutely remarkable.

This stone is very rare, it is only present in mines that are located in the east of Bolivia (although Brazilian people passed off the stone as an exclusively Brazilian stone, hence the given name, not without a touch of arrogance; the Bolivianite. 

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