It's not easy to capture the color traits of genuine Zultanite®, as photographers quickly learn with this stone. Renowned gemstone photographer Jeff Scovil has been imaging the world's most celebrated gems and minerals for years. He has also enjoyed the pleasure and challenge of capturing the best attributes of the amazing Zultanite.
"Photographing different minerals and gemstones is often a great challenge that most photographers are not up to," he finds. Scovil points out the difficulties in capturing the colors that one sees in real life when lighting can drastically affect its apparent color in a photograph. But particularly trying are the color-change stones, Scovil reveals. "When I first saw the cut Zultanite stones . . . I was impressed," he recalls. He thought he had the perfect technique for capturing their true allure. But as he discovered, sometimes a little extra effort is needed to accurately reproduce the exact colors the eye sees when it comes to Zultanite. "Luckily, there was one last resort that technology offers-- Photoshop," Scovil confides. "With just a bit of work, the images can be tweaked to accurately represent the true beautiful color of Zultanite," he confirms.