Friday, December 2, 2011
Gemstone of the Week: Ametrine
Ametrine is an unusual gemstone. It is a colour-zoned variety of quartz, which means that part of the stone is one colour yet another part of the stone will be a completely different colour. In the case of Ametrine, the stone is part Amethyst (the purple-pink variety of Quartz) and part Citrine (the yellow-orange variety of Quartz). It is a relatively new gemstone to the market having only been discovered during the 1980's. This bi-coloured stone is a well loved and beautiful stone and is mined a lot in Bolivia. The value of Ametrine, as with any stone, depends upon it's size and quality but will generally range between 42-$40 per carat.