Anahi ametrine is the perfect marriage of romantic amethyst and sunny citrine in a single stone.
Anahi ametrine is a form of quartz that emits incredible color zoning, combining purple amethyst and golden citrine in one gemstone. This color zone feature happens naturally, and no two ametrines are alike. Both citrine and amethyst are forms of quartz and owe their colors to traces of iron. Dual color zones in ametrine are the result of varying oxidation states of iron within the crystal. Such oxidation states occur during the formation of the crystal when varying temperatures transpire. Ametrine is also known as trystine and bolivianite, named for Bolivia, the sole origin of the stone.
The Anahi Mine in Bolivia is the top global producer of ametrine. During the 17th century, the mine was a wedding gift to a Spanish conquistador upon marrying the princess of the Ayoreos tribe. The mine is named in her honor. Ametrine later came to Europe as gifts presented by the conquistador to the Spanish queen. We are proud to share this unique and beautiful gemstone with customers at affordable prices.
In 1996, the people of Andhra Pradesh, India unearthed the first hints of alexandrite in the Araku Valley. India is the only country that regularly produces alexandrite today and even that production is limited.
We obtain alexandrite from the Narsipatnam mine near the city of Vishakhapatnam in the Andhra Pradesh province of India.