I was gifted some Ametrine earrings by my daughter the other week, which prompted me to learn more about this stone. Turns out it’s AMAZING and a stone of Archetypal Balance, much like the Temperance Card – The card of Zero Point Magic.
The Meaning Of Ametrine
The spiritual meaning of Ametrine is all about balance, courage, and strength. It is known as a stone of harmony because it combines the energies of both Amethyst and Citrine.
Ametrine helps to bring balance in all areas of your life. It can help you to find your inner strength and courage, and to stay grounded in times of stress.
Ametrine is also known as a stone of manifestation. It can help you to manifest your desires and to create abundance in your life.
Ametrine is actually not a single unique mineral – it’s two minerals mixed together! As you might be able to guess from its portmanteau name, these two minerals are Amethyst and Citrine, which are both forms of quartz.
It is a highly unique blend of these two energies and the perfect two-in-one stone for the minimalist crystologist!
Ametrine is also known as Trystine or Bolivianite. The latter of which names is a reference to the fact that almost all Ametrine today is mined in the country of Bolivia.
It is possible that the first appearance of Ametrine in Europe was when Spanish conquistadors brought it back from Bolivia. Although it is also possible that it simply was not recognized as anything except a mix of Amethyst and Citrine in Europe until especially impressive pieces were brought back from the Americas.
Ametrine is formed when tiny iron particles locked inside the matrix of the Quartz crystals begin to oxidize at different rates.
This is usually due to differences in temperature between the two different parts of the stones.
As you can imagine, this is a very unique and unusual situation to occur in the natural world!
Because of this, when Ametrine was first discovered, it was highly prized as a truly unique stone.
However, a stone having different degrees of heat applied to it is a very easy situation to recreate in a lab. Meaning that Ametrine is easily and readily made synthetically.
There is nothing wrong with this, and laboratory Ametrine has all the same properties as naturally occurring Ametrine. As long as it is actually made of irradiated quartz crystals, rather than colored glass.
The unusual and unique combination of colors in Ametrine makes it a highly popular jewel for aesthetic purposes. But its magical properties are often understated.
Ametrine is typically cut into faceted stones or made into cabochons and is also used in jewelry making.
The stone has a Mohs hardness of 7 and a specific gravity of 2.64-2.65.
Ametrine vibrates at a frequency of 32 MHz.
Some people feel that this stone has “confused” energy because of how it shares the properties of both Citrine and Amethyst.
However, if you are looking for a combination of these properties, this is the perfect stone for you!
Healing Properties Of Ametrine
Ametrine is known for its ability to balance the energies of the mind, body, and spirit.
The stone can also help to bring courage and strength in times of adversity.
Ametrine is also known as a stone of manifestation and can help you to manifest your desires.
The stone can also help to promote abundance and prosperity in your life.
Ametrine is known to be helpful in treating migraines, headaches, and stress-related disorders.
The stone can also help to improve mental clarity and focus.
Ametrine is also said to be helpful in treating addiction and depression.
Varieties Of Ametrine
There are two main varieties of Ametrine:
Bolivian Ametrine and Brazilian Ametrine.
Bolivian Ametrine is the rarer and more valuable variety of the two.
It is typically a deeper purple color with more vivid streaks of yellow or orange.
Brazilian Ametrite is less costly and is typically a lighter purple color with less vivid streaks of yellow or orange.
Ametrine is also sometimes confused with Amethyst, Citrine, or Topaz.
Why Would You Use Ametrine?
Here’s the simple answer: if you want Amethyst, and you also want Citrine, use Ametrine. On the basic level, it really is that straightforward!
However, there are some other facets that make using ametrine more desirable than using separate Amethyst and Citrine crystals. Besides the cost-efficiency of buying one crystal instead of two!
With the combination of physical Citrine and cerebral Amethyst, this stone brings together the physical and psychic worlds like no other stone can.
Ametrine is one of the very few imaginable crystals that actually link a stone with a very physical, earthy/fiery energy with one that has highly spiritual and intellectual energy!
There are other reasons that the combination of Amethyst and Citrine is positive too. Citrine is a good stone for manifesting desires, but you have to know what you desire before you can manifest it.
That’s where Amethyst comes in – it’s a wonderful stone for imagination, expanding the mind, and also for thinking through consequences and results in a logical, organized way.
Combining your Amethyst with your Citrine in a piece of ametrine will prevent you from falling into the all too common “be careful what you wish for” trap, where you may end up getting what you thought you wanted, without realizing all of the consequences and fallout from that situation.
When paired with Mother of Pearl, this is an excellent stone for dispelling negativity, not in the “magnet” way that stones like Shungite “suck up” negative energy, but instead by “clearing the air” of a negative situation.
Amethyst’s power will allow you to effectively evaluate highly emotionally charged situations, while the positive and highly optimistic power of citrine will help keep the tone light while you work through your problems with other people.
Because it’s a combination, and the energies of Citrine and Amethyst are working in synergy in this stone, this is also an excellent stone for promoting harmony within your life.
If you consider yourself either an “Amethyst” or a “Citrine” type of personality, this stone will vastly improve your relations with “Citrines” or “Amethysts” (respectively)!
How Will Ametrine Help You?
When you have a stone that gives you the power of one of the most important intellectual stones, the power of a highly positive stone that’s known for granting wishes, and the bonus of improved skills in harmony and compatibility, do I even need to go into all the reasons why it can help you?
It practically goes without saying that Ametrine’s powers can be applied in virtually every part of your life, from your career to your relationships.
One of the best places to use Ametrine is to improve your relationship with your romantic partner.
The natural compatibility of the two minerals that mingle together in this stone will improve your compatibility, and remind you that even when you have points of difference, the two of you come together in order to make a wonderful whole.
Because of Amethyst’s problem-solving powers, Citrine’s manifestation powers, and symbolic relationship to money, this is also a fantastic stone to incorporate into your business life.
It’s invaluable if you’re striking out on your own in an entrepreneurial venture, but it’s no less helpful when you’re starting a new job, or even just trying to continuously improve at the position you already have.
Ametrine is an excellent healing stone for releasing blocked energy.
It releases blocked energy from the Solar Plexus, Crown, and Third Eye chakras, which are the chakras associated with Citrine, Amethyst, and Ametrine as a whole, respectively.
It can also help get you “un-stuck” in general, as the combination of Citrine and Amethyst promotes lateral thinking and creativity, and can help you come up with unique solutions to problems – both your own and those of other people!
Problem-solving skills are rare and valuable, and will not serve you poorly in your life.
If you are interested in auric cleansing, this is a great stone to use for that. Its positive spiritual energy can dispel negative energy from your aura, leaving you open to all the positivity that the world has to offer you.
It will also make you just a touch bolder and more willing to accept those opportunities when they come!
How to Use Ametrine for the Best Results
Since it’s such a uniquely beautiful gem, it would be a shame if Ametrine wasn’t best used in ways that are highly visible!
Fortunately, the most effective ways to use this gemstone include wearing it as outwardly visible jewelry, like earrings, pendants, or brooches.
By wearing Ametrine in a visible place, you are telling the whole world “I’m a versatile person, and willing to try new things!” The combination of Citrine and Amethyst will subconsciously draw people towards you.
Even if they don’t believe in the powers of these stones on a metaphysical level, it’s undeniable that seeing someone wearing a beautiful purple and yellow stone can elevate your mood and pique your interest.
Ametrine blends masculine and feminine energy – the masculine energy of Citrine, and the feminine energy of Amethyst.
Because of this, it is a very beneficial stone for sexuality, where a balance of masculine and feminine energies is important. (Remember, “masculine” and “feminine” are not the same as “male” and “female.”
Even in same-sex relationships, an overload of one type of energy is a recipe for trouble!
If you feel like the energy of your relationship with your partner is unbalanced, place an Ametrine stone next to your bed. Its energy will help keep the energy levels equalized, and prevent one form of energy from taking over completely.
Note that this basic principle can also be applied to non-sexual situations – lots of human interactions and relationships rely on an effective balance of masculine and feminine energies!
If you feel that any of your other relationships, personal or professional, have unbalanced energy, Ametrine can help you with them as well.
Since Ametrine can correspond to three different chakras, it is not ideal to add it to your collection of chakra stones.
You may want to use it in specific situations where the energy of one of its corresponding chakras is either blocked or excessive in a way that relates to one of its other chakras.
The three chakras it rules are the Solar Plexus chakra, which rules ambition; the Third Eye chakra, which rules imagination; and the Crown chakra, which rules spirituality.
If you feel like one of these chakras is sluggish, and needs some of the energy from one of the other three, place an Ametrine stone against the blocked chakra and feel the energy from the healthy chakra pouring into the underactive one.
Feng Shui And Ametrine
Ametrine can be used in Feng Shui to bring balance and harmony to all areas of your life.
The stone can also be used to manifest your desires and create abundance.
Ametrine can be placed in the center of your home or office to bring balance and harmony.
It can also be placed in the wealth and prosperity area to manifest your desires and create abundance.
Ametrine can also be used in the Relationship area to bring balance and harmony to your relationships.
Chakras And Ametrine
Ametrine resonates with the Third Eye, Crown, and Solar Plexus chakras.
The Third Eye chakra is associated with intuition, wisdom, and inner knowing.
The Crown chakra is associated with spiritual connection and enlightenment.
The Solar Plexus chakra is associated with personal power, will, and purpose.
Ametrine can help to balance and align all of the chakras.
The Best Combination to Use with Ametrine
Since it is already a combination of two stones (not to mention technically being a form of Quartz, adding a whole extra level of energy!), it is not always advisable to blend the energies of Ametrine with those of other stones.
You may find that a stone that works well with Amethyst clashes with Citrine, or vice versa, leading to a generally negative or underwhelming experience.
However, some stones do play well with both Citrine and Amethyst, and will, therefore, be relatively safe bets for combining with Ametrine.
Clear Quartz crystal is an obvious one here – this crystal magnifies all types of energy, so if you feel that you need the power of Ametrine to be even more powerful than what it is naturally, then using it in conjunction with a Clear Quartz crystal will be the most effective way to increase its natural energy.
Ametrine can also effectively be used together with a stone that has relatively gentle banishing or anti-negativity properties, such as Smoky Quartz or Red Jasper.
These powers can help clear the way for Ametrine to do its best work by dispelling any toxic energy that might disrupt it.
However, this is not frequently necessary, as Amethyst already has mild cleansing properties due to its ability to help you clearly discern negativity so that you can detach yourself from it.
Overall, it is advisable to be careful with the use of Ametrine in combination with other stones or crystals.
While it can certainly be done, and sometimes to very positive effects, the fact that two different energies are already at play makes it a much trickier business than using two individual stones together.
Before choosing stones to use in combination with your Ametrine, spend some time “getting to know” your Ametrine stone and becoming comfortable with its unique energy in a practical way, rather than simply a theoretical one.
Once you know how your stone “behaves,” you can feel safer in making decisions about what sort of other energies it might play well with.
“I am balanced and harmonious. I manifest my desires with ease. I am abundant and prosperous. I am courageous and strong. I am healthy and whole.”
How To Clean And Care For Your Ametrine
Ametrine is a durable crystal that does not require much care.
You can clean your Ametrine using warm soapy water or by using a jewelry cleaning solution.
Avoid using harsh chemicals as they can damage the surface of your crystal.
Store your Ametrine in a cool, dark place when not in use, and avoid placing your Ametrine in direct sunlight for extended periods of time as this can cause the color to fade.
Keep it away from other crystals as it can absorb their energy.
Ametrine Crystal Grids
Crystal grids are a powerful way to amplify the energy of your crystals.
Ametrine grids can be used for balance and harmony, manifestation and abundance, or courage and strength.
To create a grid, start by placing your Ametrine in the center of the area you have chosen.
Then, arrange your other crystals around your Ametrine in a grid pattern.
Once your grid is complete, you can activate it by using your intention and visualization.
Astrology And Ametrine
Ametrine is associated with the astrological sign of Virgo.
Virgo is an earth sign that is associated with service, practicality, and attention to detail.
Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury, which is associated with communication, intellect, and commerce.
Ametrine can help to bring balance and harmony to Virgo energy.
Ametrine As A Birthstone
Ametrine is not a traditional birthstone, but it is associated with the month of October.
October’s birthstone is Opal.
Opal is a stone of inspiration and imagination.
It can help to bring creative ideas to life.
Ametrine can help to balance and align the energy of Opal.
How To Know If Ametrine Is Real Or Fake
Ametrine is a natural crystal, and it is not commonly faked.
Ametrine should test as Quartz on a hardness test.
It should also be attracted to a magnet.
The shifting colors are some of the prettiest that you will see because they change depending on the light and the angle.
They can also be cut in a way that the colors are blended evenly throughout the stone.
Ametrine is quite an affordable gemstone, so you will have no problems purchasing that dream bracelet you saw online or at the mall.
It is believed that wearing an Ametrine bracelet can remove the energy blockages in your chakras and all the lingering negative energies in your aura and environment.
The healing energies of this stone can replace these impurities, imbalances, and disruptions with pure light.
Ametrine is a true gift because you get two crystals in one.
Each Ametrine bracelet helps you achieve spiritual enlightenment by releasing anything that’s no longer good for you.
The energies of this crystal bring you closer to discovering your inner light!
The Citrine component of Ametrine supports you in remaining light, open, and joyful.
It promotes peace, joy, and happiness and allows you to radiate within yourself.
It does not hold on to negative energy but dispels and transmutes it. Its energy is known to attract prosperity. It’s not called the success stone for nothing!
This stone taps into the solar plexus chakra and strengthens your resolve to remain committed to your goals and decisive about your actions.
The Amethyst component of Ametrine is a stone of contentment, stability, spirituality, peace, and strength.
Like Citrine, it protects whoever wears it from negativity. It also has a powerful soothing effect that will immediately put you at ease during challenging moments of your life.
It works to calm the mind and release the creative blockages so that your thoughts will be stimulated.
This stone also affects the crown chakra so that symptoms of depression can be relieved.
On a physical level, it will help in eliminating toxins from the body. It’s also believed to help with deafness, eye problems, and dementia.
Mentally, Ametrine brings clarity and harmonizes your actions and perceptions. It boosts your concentration and encourages you to think things through before making a decision.
An Ametrine bracelet will encourage you to explore your possibilities to achieve creative solutions.
Ametrine is a very energetic stone that will support you 100% as you take control of your own life.
My Final Thoughts on the Power of Ametrine
Ametrine is a very sensible stone to add to your collection since it can be used both for the powers of Citrine and the powers of amethyst, as well as for its own unique tendencies towards bringing harmony and cooperation.
It can be a bit of an advanced stone to work with, because of its combination of two different energies, but if you take some time to really become familiar with its energy and vibration, it will serve you very well.
Additionally, even if you don’t take that time, it’s unlikely to do any damage, since amethyst, in particular, has such positive energy to protect you with.