Things you should know about Zultanite®:
COLORFUL HISTORY: 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 Diaspore 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.
DISTINCT CHARACTERISTICS: 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.
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!
CARE & 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.