Ametrine: The Blending of Opposites


Ametrine is a combination of amethyst and citrine, two stones which are in many ways opposite in characteristics.

Yet opposing does not mean incompatible, as we see when we look at the colors of these two stones. Amethyst's purple and citrine's yellow are opposite each other on the color wheel; yet are called complementary, meaning that they enhance each other, and are considered by artists to be excellent colors to use together.

We can find this same kind of complementary relationship in the properties of citrine and amethyst. Citrine relates to the third chakra, which is associated with self-esteem and personal power. Citrine helps us to balance these energies so that self-esteem isn't inflated into egotism, nor personal power turned into domination of others.

Amethyst is one of the sixth-chakra stones. The sixth chakra relates to going within, to intuition, psychic development, and dreams. It is an energy center which is connected to the transition from ordinary consciousness to a deeper spiritual awareness, and amethyst is the principal stone used to assist in this transition.

With this background, we can see that ametrine can be the ideal stone for someone who wants to:

These are just some of the possibilities of ametrine. Those who work with this special stone will discover others.

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