Ametrine

Ametrine is a combination of amethyst and citrine, which are both a variety of quartz. Ametrine was not readily available on the market until the 1970s when it was discovered--or re-discovered--in Bolivia. The legends say a Spanish conquistador discovered the ametrine mine in the 1600s when he received the land after marrying a native princess named Anahi. He sent several specimens to Queen Isabella of Spain ... and then the mine was lost for centuries. When it was rediscovered, it was named after the legendary princess, whose land it once was.Ametrine was not readily available on the market until the 1970s when it was discovered--or re-discovered--in Bolivia. The legends say a Spanish conquistador discovered the ametrine mine in the 1600s when he received the land after marrying a native princess named Anahi. He sent several specimens to Queen Isabella of Spain ... and then the mine was lost for centuries. When it was rediscovered, it was named after the legendary princess, whose land it once was. The Anahi mine produces natural amethyst, citrine and ametrine.