Zultanite® is a rare and exotic gemstone with a history almost as colorful as its hypnotic appeal. This phenomenal stone is so-called because of its natural capacity to completely change color in different light sources. The thrilling trait is infinitely repeatable, and is a completely natural occurrence.
The exclusive gem-quality transparent Zultanite is found in only one small region of the entire world; the remote Anatolian mountains of Turkey. The name pays homage to the sultans of the Ottoman Empire in the late 13th century, laying the foundation for modern day Turkey.
In daylight Zultanite® shows a greenish hue while it displays a raspberry pink under candlelight. Please experiment yourself: Sometimes it is champagne, sometimes olive green, depending of the light, the time of the day and what you are wearing. Zultanite® is a truly phenomenal gemstone!
There’s nothing else quite like Zultanite® in the world of gemstones. It’s a single-source gem from the Anatolian mountains of Turkey and a late 20th century find. It changes colors naturally and repeatedly. Some crystals are cut into cat’s eye cabochon stones displaying an additional phenomenal effort. So much is lost during the cutting process (approximately 97% crystal loss) that stones over 5 carats are exceptionally rare. Zultanite’s hardness (rating 6.5-7 Mohs scale) and a specific gravity of 3.39 make this unique stone excellent for jewelry use.
If your jeweler does not carry Zultanite, ask him to contact us so you can preview the world’s most unique color-change gemstone.
The finest Zultanite specimens transform from kiwi-like green to purplish-pink. Amazingly, the same stone may shift from a pastel pinkish-champagne to a ginger-ale hue in different light sources. Even the time of day can reveal subtle nuances in color.
Genuine Zultanite gems are highly transparent, and referred to as Type II stones which are 'clean' to the un-aided eye, but may reveal interesting natural inclusions under magnification. It may also exhibit a charming 'cats eye' effect, referred to as chatoyancy. This exotic jewel undergoes no treatment or enhancement of any kind to achieve its remarkable beauty.
CARE AND CLEANING TIPS
Though Zultanite is durable, like any precious gemstone, it should be handled with care to insure years of beauty. Do not use ultrasonic jewelry cleaning devices on Zultanite. Avoid rapid and extreme temperature changes while wearing your Zultanite jewelry. With care given to Zultanite, your precious treasure will provide you a lifetime of enjoyment.
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Zultanite is 100% natural. Its colors subtly changes under different light sources. No treatments were used to enhance this gorgeous gem. It is so rare, that few have had the pleasure to behold its exotic beauty. Only one mine produces genuine Zultanite, in the remote mountain area of Anatolia, Turkey. Genuine Zultanite is recovered with ethical mining techniques with safe procedures that protect the ecosystem: Water sources from chemicals, debris, rubbish, silt and other pollutants; minimize the destruction of flora and fauna; restore mined land as close as possible to its original condition and strongly oppose unfair labor practices by paying our employees well and provide safe working environments.
After expert cutting, polished Zultanite weighs only about 3% of the original rough. Gems over 3 carats are exceptional.
“Color change gems show different colors when viewed under different light sources, such as sunlight and indoor light. Astonishingly beautiful, exotic and rare, Zultanite® demands a double take – its unique color change is truly that mesmerizing. If for you fashion is all about getting attention, Zultanite is set to redefine your look.”
-International Colored Gemstone Association