Name: Ametrine

Color(s): Purple and Yellow

Mineral Information: Silicon dioxide

Chemical Make-up: SiO2 (minor iron impurities cause ametrine’s colors)

Hardness: 7

Where they are found: Bolivia

About Stone: Ametrine, also known as trystine is a naturally occurring variety of quartz. It is a mixture of amethyst and citrine with zones of purple and yellow or orange. The colour of the zones visible within ametrine are due to differing oxidation states of iron within the crystal. The different oxidation states occur due to there being a temperature gradient across the crystal during its formation.

Zodiac Association: Libra

Metaphysical Properties: Ametrine crystals provide a connection between the higher energies of the crown, and the energy of the physical from the solar plexus chakra. This connection will aid you to bring your thinking from the physical day to day realm into the spiritual realm.