Ametrine is a naturally occurring variety of quartz. It is a rare and has an unusual mixture of amethyst and citrine, with zones of purple and yellow or orange. Ametrine is mined and found only in Bolivia.
The orange colour within Ametrine is due to oxidation of iron within the crystal. The different oxidation states occur due to a change in temperature gradient across the crystal during its formation.
Ametrine is very helpful in getting rid of depression. This leads to inner peace and tranquility.
Many believe that it contains the power of Amethyst and Citrine in one crystal, thus making it a very powerful money luck enhancing stone as well as an excellent stone for higher psychic awareness and spiritual enlightenment.
Article contributed by Norman Jee.