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What You Need to Know Before Selling Ametrine

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Ametrine is without a doubt one of the most wonderful gemstones. The combination of amethyst and citrine creates a beautiful and unique bi-color gem. But what if you have ametrine jewelry that you’ve inherited or been given that doesn’t suit your style? You need to make sure that you do everything you can to sell ametrine jewelry at the best price.

Here at Worthy, we help people sell their unwanted diamond jewelry for the best possible price. What we’ve learned about selling diamonds can help you when you are selling ametrine as well. Here is all what you need yo know about selling ametrine.


A Brief History of Ametrine

According to legend, Ametrine was introduced to European nations when a conquistador brought gifts from the New World to the Spanish Queen after marrying a princess of the native Ayoreos tribe and receiving a mine in the region now known as Bolivia as a dowry.

The gem has gained popularity since the 1700s, and today, it’s highly prized by all who enjoy fine gemstones. It is popular for use as a birthstone for those born either in February or November, as it combines both citrine and amethyst.

What is Ametrine?

Sometimes referred to as Bolivianite or Trystine, Ametrine is a gorgeous mixture of citrine and amthyst with zones of brilliant purple and vibrant yellow or orange. This unique stone gets its color from the presence of different oxidation states caused by temperature gradients in quartz crystal deposits during gem formation. Experts are cautious when purchasing ametrine, as artificial stones can be made by therma-treating amethysts to cause color variation. Only purple and yellow-orange stones may be real ametrine; there are no naturally occurring golden-blue or green-yellow ametrine gems.

What Factors Affect the Value of Ametrine?

Ametrine is a rare and elite gemstone, and true ametrine can be quite valuable. Until recently, the gem was found only at the Anahi mine in Bolivia; today, miners in Bahia, Brazil are finding small deposits. Because of its rarity, collectors are eager to find anyone willing to sell ametrine and ametrine jewelry; future availability of this exquisite stone is uncertain at best.

There are several factors to consider when determining the value of Ametrine:
Color. Ametrine should be of light to medium saturation. Stones with very bright purple and yellow colors are most likely not true ametrine.
Color Ratio. The most desirable ametrine stones exhibit abrupt color transitions from yellow to purple, and those with 50/50 color ratios are among the most valuable.
Clarity. Like other clear quartz gemstones, ametrine is typically transparent and eye-clean, with a soft, vitreous luster when cut and polished. Buyers are not normally interested in cloudy ametrine that is not eye-clean.
Cut. The cut and shape are of vital importance, as is overall quality. The best examples of ametrine are faceted as cabochons are rare. Those who sell ametrine with regularity find that rectangular and octagon cuts are popular, and step-cut styles are often top sellers. Checkerboard facets located near the crown increase reflection and brilliance, as do scissor and Portuguese cuts.

Why Sell Ametrine?

  • You can transform unused or unwanted ametrine jewelry and gemstones into cash
  • It’s not difficult to find buyers interested in ametrine
  • Because of its rarity and popularity, the market for ametrine is strong
Excellent examples of ametrine, particularly large, fine quality stones, have recently sold for thousands of dollars. At Worthy, our expert appraisals, descriptions, and photography set the standard for reselling diamonds and jewelry. On our innovative live online auction platform, our network of thousands of professional buyers around the world compete to buy your diamonds and jewelry at the highest price. Because we receive a small percentage of the sales price, we are on your side: we profit only when you do too, unlike jewelry buyers who try to acquire your item for the lowest possible price so they can profit more. Although Worthy is not currently selling ametrine, you can subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know when we begin selling gemstones online.