|Ametrine Earrings with Amethyst
and 14k Gold Fill
Dimensions: 1 3/4 inch drop
Ametrine: Spinning purple into gold
Amethyst has strong healing and cleansing
Do you love both the purple of amethyst and the
sunny gold of citrine? Sometimes amethyst and
citrine colours are found in the same crystal of
quartz. These bicolour yellow and purple quartz
gemstones are called ametrine .With ametrine, you
can have both gem colours for the price of one!
Ametrine is especially inexpensive when you
consider that it comes from only one mine in the
The Anahi Mine in Bolivia is the major world
producer of ametrine. The mine first became
famous in the seventeenth century when a
Spanish conquistador received it as a dowry on
marrying a princess named Anahi from the
Ayoreos tribe. Ametrine was introduced to Europe
through the conquistador's gifts to the Spanish
Ametrine is most typically faceted in a rectangular
shape with a 50/50 pairing of amethyst and citrine.
Sometimes a checkerboard pattern of facets is
added to the top to increase light reflection.
Ametrine can also be cut to blend the two colours
so that the result is a mixture of yellow, purple, and
peach tones throughout the stone. Ametrine is
also popular among artistic cutters and carvers,
who play with the colours, creating landscapes in
Ametrine is a very durable gemstone suited to a
variety of jewellery uses. Most sizes and shapes
are available but the colour contrast is most
pronounced in sizes of over seven carats.
So why compromise, when you can have two
varieties of quartz for the price of one?
Gold-filled is defined as a layer of 10kt or better
gold mechanically bonded under heat and
pressure to another metal, then rolled or drawn to
a given thickness. The quantity of the gold must
be at least 1/20th of the item's total weight. The
item must be marked as 10, 12 or 14kt gold-filled.
Gold-filled is much thicker than gold plated, and
gold-filled items are generally considered lifetime
Made in the USA
May be cleaned with a soft cloth
|May we suggest a matching necklace