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The metaphysical properties of ametrine

Physical Qualities of Ametrine Ametrine is a mix of both amethyst and citrine, and can be either natural, or artificially manufactured through heat treatment. Virtually all naturally occurring ametrine is found in Bolivia, hence it is sometimes known as bolivianite. It occurs in either typical quartz crystal form, or in massive form. The colors of both purple and yellow/orange are distinctly separated in their individual zones within ametrine; the difference is due to the iron ions within experiencing different zones of radiation exposure during the formative process. Like quartz, ametrine has a Mohs hardness of 7. The color banding differences
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Amethyst healing properties

Amethyst represents the violet or purple color, the color of enlightenment and attainment of higher self. It is a facilitator in transforming the lower level energies into higher oscillations of the spiritual realms. Amethyst is highly regarded as a spiritual tool by many crystal healers due to its more gentle effect compared to rock crystal, while still possessing the inherent superb electrical conductivity of quartz. I believe amethyst possesses strong healing properties, but it’s not “showy.” Amethyst is a stone for meditation. It is excellent for moving the mind into the alpha brain wave cycle smoothly and rapidly, thus making
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Amethyst at a glance

The amethyst is the world famous purple variety of the quartz family (SiO2). Amethyst occurs in crystalline form (usually in geodes) or in massive form (when the conditions for growth are not so conducive). Like quartz, amethyst has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. The color ranges from dark purple to almost faint lavender. This purple coloring comes about from the presence of iron and aluminium within the amethyst. If amethyst is subjected to heat, it turns yellow (citrine), and if subjected to sunlight, the purple coloring starts to fade away, and it soon resembles white quartz in
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