What does Amethyst, Ametrine and Citrine have in common?

Did you know that all Citrine was once an Amethyst? The only chemical difference between Amethyst and Citrine is the oxidized state of the iron impurities.

content_1390088112jpg Naturally occurring Citrine is quite rare, which is the result of natural heat and pressure applied to Amethyst over a very long period of time. Most Citrine in the marketplace today is actually Amethyst that has been exposed to extreme temperatures and pressure in a controlled environment.

Although Ametrine is formed naturally (combination of both Amethyst & Citrine), Ametrine can also be formed in the same way Citrine is formed from Amethyst. Citrine that has been created from heat-treated Amethyst can be turned back to its original purple color by bombarding it with beta radiation, which reverses the oxidation state of the iron that caused the color change.

To make Ametrine, an Amethyst gemstone is turned entirely into Citrine, a portion of the stone is exposed to beta radiation to make that section purple again.

Ametrine contains the healing properties of both Amethyst and Citrine.

Ametrine is a mix of both Ametrine and Citrine producing a mixture of purple and yellow/orange crystal colours. Metaphysically its said to eliminate negative energy of the aura and stimulate the intellect.

Ametrine helps find balance in both physical and spiritual activities.

Ametrine is known as a gemstone that can relieve tension. It is also aids in developing creativity, balances stability in mental health and stimulates self confidence.

Ametrine also is known to heal emotional exhaustion and also aids in releasing depression and releases blockages.

Ametrine strengthens and aligns the body and therefore giving he body balance.

Because Ametine is a combination of Amethyst and Citrine, it can be used for meditation, as it gives a calming presence. It cleanses the body of negative energy therefore gives it the positivity it needs.

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