Hardness: 7 Mohs
Enhancement Code: Natural
AA: Light to medium purple and light to medium golden yellow; eye clean; good cut; good polish
Care: Rated “good” for everyday wear. Avoid direct sunlight and exposure to heat which may cause colour to fade. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.
Major Sources: Bolivia
Purple and gold, the most royal of colours, are beautifully displayed in Ametrine. Discovered by Conquistadors in the 17th. century, Ametrine became an instant favourite of the Spanish court.
A rare combination of Amethyst and Citrine in the same crystal, Ametrine is usually cut into rectangular shapes to highlight the distinctive bands of colour. Bolivia remains the only natural source of this remarkable gem.