Ametrine is a gem type many haven’t heard of but should definitely consider as it's beautiful, unique, and uncommon. An incredibly rare form of quartz, Ametrine is formed when Citrine and Amethyst combine during formation. There are actually very few occurrences of yellow gemstones in nature and while Amethyst is widely available Citrine isn't. With limited occurrence of Citrine the appearance of Ametrine is even rarer. This Bi-Color stone is not only gorgeous it is incredibly affordable and its color display is fashionable and modern.
What are some of the properties of ametrine gemstones
Quartz which occurs in bands of yellow and purple has been given the name of ametrine (amethyst + citrine). These stones are typically eye clean and transparent and once they are cut and polished they posess a vitrious luster. The Faceted Gems are often found in unique Shapes like Rhomb Facet, uniquely arranged Step Cuts, and Cushion Cuts like the Cushion Checkerboard all of which are shown above. With Ametrine the quality of the cut and the arrangements of the colors are truly important factors for the stones final aesthetic.
Initially cutters favored windowed emerald shapes with a 50/50 split of colors, and much of the rough is still cut this way. More recently, however, some cutters have begun to cut a variety of shapes, many of which create internal reflections that blend the yellow and purple into attractive shades of rosy gold and mauve, or create mosaic-like flashes of both yellow and purple.
What are good ways to use ametrine gemstones
Ametrine is a great gemstone to use for any jewelry design purpose. It is durable inexpensive and available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Earrings, necklaces, rings, pendants, and bracelets are all wonderful designs for this unique and rare gemstone.
The calibrated section of the search is great for finding appropriate options for known settings and has a very convenient set of subcategories that make shopping for stones for bracelets and earrings much easier.