One of the rarest and most beautiful natural gemstones, Ametrine is a uniquely lovely bi-colored combination of Amethyst and Citrine Quartz. The two colors form naturally due to variations in temperature as the gem is growing in the earth. Ametrine is found almost exclusively deep in the lowlands of Bolivia.
According to legend, Ametrine was brought to Europe by a Conquistador in the 17th century. He offered the gem to the Spanish Queen as a thank you for letting him marry the Bolivian princess Anahi, a union that was forbidden by her tribe. After that, the mine was lost for more than three centuries and wasn't rediscovered until the 1960's. Today the mine is named Anahi for the legendary princess.
Some people believe that Ametrine contains special healing powers. It's said that Ametrine is very helpful in treating depression and promoting inner peace and tranquility. Some believe that since it contains the powers of Amethyst and Citrine in one stone, it's a very powerful money stone as well as an excellent conduit to higher psychic awareness and spiritual enlightenment.