STUNNING STUNNING AMETRINE SPHERE
Very high quality item.
Transparent, bicolored crystal with both amethyst and citrine within the same gem is called ametrine or amethyst-citrine. The contrasting colors give it an intriguing appearance.
As a stone of both balance and connection, ametrine is believed to relieve tension, bring serenity and stimulate creativity, as well as balance mental stability and self-confidence. Ametrine is considered a double boost to remove toxins from the body, as both amethyst and citrine are detoxifiers.
There’s only one major source of natural ametrine: a deposit in eastern Bolivia, close to the Brazilian border. Legend has it that a Spanish conquistador discovered the location in the 1600s, but it was lost for more than three centuries. Ametrine began appearing on the market again during the 1970s. The mine, the Anahi, also produces natural amethyst and citrine. Much of the ametrine heads to Brazil for final artisan finishing such as cabachons for fine jewellery, shapes like spheres, animal carving, skulls, pipes (smoking) and other forms. So anything coming out of Brazil was originally mined in Bolivia.
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Ametrine sphere (Amethyst & Citrine) Grade A - Bolivia 97g (41mm)
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