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Ametrine Gemstones

Unique Combination Of Amethyst And Citrine


Ametrine is a variety of quartz, and shows some amazing color zoning. In gemological terms, color zoning is not something that is preferred in a gem. But Ametrine is different, it is a gem that combines two distinctly different gems namely citrine and amethyst. This becomes quite apparent when you consider the fact that, the name of this gem rhymes with that of citrine and amethyst.

The major source for this gem is today located in Bolivia, the Anahi mines to be more specific. The Bolivians are both fond and proud of this unique gem, ametrine is locally called Bolivianita. The Anahi mines from where ametrine is mined has an interesting origin to it's name too. In the seventeenth century, a Spanish statesman received the mine as dowry for marrying a princess from the Ayoreos tribe. The name of the princess was Anahi, the mine came to be known by the same name.

Now let us dive into some technical details related to Ametrine. We already mentioned that ametrine is basically a quartz much like citrine and amethyst. This gives it a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale, implying that it is hard enough to be used in all types of jewelry. Quartz is a stable mineral and can handle most wear and tear, you therefore need not worry about any special care requirements when wearing, cleaning or storing your ametrine stones or jewelry.

If you need an exact and comprehensive explanation about how ametrine gems were formed, you will need to wait a few decades or perhaps longer. Scientists have a fairly clear idea of what might have possibly caused ametrine to be formed but, it is not the complete story and many issues remain unanswered. Firstly, it is true that the ametrine gem mining area would hold deposits of citrine and amethyst as well. As the ametrine quartz stone is formed, a combined effect of pressure, temperature and iron deposits cause a portion of the crystal to have an orange to yellow color, the remaining bears a violet to purple color. It is very possible that some portions of the crystal were exposed to different degrees of pressure and temperature, as compared to the remaining portions. This is probably the reason why ametrine stones have two distinct colors in them.

So you now have ametrine crystals that contain two colors. This is unique and unusual but you also have a tough job ahead for the jewelry designer and gem cutter. Traditionally most ametrine is cut in the classic octogonal rectangular shape with emerald cut. An additional consideration would be the amount of purple portion and yellow portion that would be seen in the final cut piece. Most gem manufacturers aim for a 50-50 percentage visibility of the two colors present in ametrine. Jewelry designers tuned all their design efforts on ametrine stones with 50-50 color split gems. As years passed by, this half and half color split in ametrine gemstones raised two issues. The first was that, jewelry buyers started to get bored with the standard designs being churned out. This was more apparent in the higher end jewelry market. Another issue raised by some ametrine mining contractors was that, restricting selections to the 50-50 color split resulted in a high rate of wastage in ametrine rough gems.

Some fascinating ametrine stones can now be seen with rather unconventional color splits. Orienting the rough ametrine in some unique and odd angles can often show interesting colors that, both blend and combine yellow and purple. There is not too much of these unique ametrine gems. Cutters creating this trend are master cutters working on their own rather than, workers hired by wholesale gem cutting factories.

Let us now talk briefly about the traditions and metaphysical properties of ametrine gems. As most of us are aware, ametrine is not a conventional birth stone. However since this stone combines amethyst and citrine, it encompasses two birthstones. The February birth stone is amethyst and citrine is the birthstone for the month of November. A very rare and unique birthstone jewel could be designed and crafted where these are the birth stones for a couple. We mentioned rare because, it is not very often that the husband and wife share February and November as the months in which they were born. It would be a pleasant coincidence if it happened and ametrine would be a fitting tibute to the love and affection enjoyed by the couple.  

When it comes to the special powers or meta physical properties of any gemstone, we would like to begin with a clear and important message. The information presented here is merely included to state beliefs and traditions, we do not make any claims about any gem being able to cure any sickness or physical disability. Your family doctor is the best person to take care of your medical ailments. Substituting gems or crystal theraphies for prescribed medications can be very dangerous and might even endanger your life.

Here are the metaphysical properties of ametrine. Being a combination of amethyst and citrine, the stone is believed to contain the goodness and power of both these stones. Amethyst is supposed to allow a person to keep a cool head and be more receptive to new ideas. In the ancient days it was believed that a person would never get drunk if he drank from a mug made from the amethyst stone! Many people believe that it is the stone that provides immunity against sickness and illness. The heart and nervous system are supposed to function more efficiently when a person wears an amethyst gem stone.

Similar properties have also been attributed to the second gem that forms part of ametrine namely, citrine. The stone is believed to enhance creativity and strengthen self-confidence. Many people believe that this November birth stone makes it easier for a person to acquire wealth!.

All you need to do is to bring together the benefits of citrine and amethyst and you would have the benefits of ametrine. As time passes by, the demand for gems solely based on their special powers gets weaker. You can therefore wear ametrine just for it's beauty and grace, the fact that it presents a combination of two other gems comes as an added bonus!

Directstones procures rough ametrine stones from the Bolivian mines. All gems are custom cut as per your requirements. We welcome even the smallest single piece order. You can buy loose ametrine gem stones or request for a complete, custom jewel to be made in gold or silver with ametrine. The designs for your jewelry can be yours or you can select from our collection.

Is Kaisilver?

Having established itself as the world's leading online custom jewelry provider, Kaisilver now extends it's merchandise line to include gems. While there is no shortage of gem stones in the global market, reliable sources for the retail buyer requirements are not many. Most retail gem dealers work with limited inventories, this reduces buyer options. Another problem with these small dealers is the lack of information and reliability when it comes to gem authenticity and value for money. Kaisilver with it's wide network of gemstone mining and manufacturing resources, is the best source for gems of all types, shapes, sizes and cuts. With a support team that is compromised of jewelry and gemstone experts, the advice and suggestions made by the team relate to your requirements and not to fixed sales targets. The website shows a small sampling of the gems that we offer. You can infact request for just about any gem on the globe. All gems are sourced directly from the source, closely inspected and then custom cut by our expert cutters. With a buyer base that includes fashion models, government officials, casino and resort owners, lawyers, financial experts, students and professors, doctors and surgeons, sportsmen and newsreaders we have become the preferred choice for quality gems and jewelry. By cutting out middlemen commissions and multiple agents, we provide great value for your money. Our large online operation does not stop us from welcoming even the smallest order. Gold and silver jewelry is custom made with equal attention to quality, material and craftsmanship. You can choose from our designs or send us detailed for the style and design that you need.


How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S






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