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ZULTANITE! One of the rarest, color change gems in the World! Amazingly beautiful and mysterious, a 100% natural colored gemstone that has been expertly faceted into a Concave Cushion design for maximum sparkles! This exotic gem, .66 carats, is a work of art! Zultanite is a rare Diaspore gemstone has been oriented to maximize its color-change properties. Zultanite is breath taking to say the least. This rare gemstone will come with a Certificate of Authenticity direct from Zultanite! Dark spots are a reflection off the camera lens, not in gem.
Zultanite, a rare diaspore, an exotic, kiwi green colored gemstone that shifts to a pinkish-champagne color when viewed under different light sources and different angles. Zultanite exhibits a phenomenon called pleiochroism, a color change that is best observed between actual daylight and actual candlelight or incandescent light. Depending on the time of the day, you may witness many subtle nuances in color of Zultanite. The beauty and intrigue of this regal gemstone lies in the contrast of its earthy colors under different light sources. Zultanites' leading attributes, in addition to its unique color change ability, are its color saturation, scintillation and durability# Zultanite is rated 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs' scale for hardness.
Only one mine in the remote mountain area of Anatolia, Turkey produces Zultanite. A romantic gemstone that is named in honor of 36 sultans who founded the Ottoman Empire in Anatolia in the late 13th century.
Zultanite is 100% natural and untreated. Zultanite is one of the few gemstones which has NO enhancements. The color shift is amazing!
Zultanite's Color: At their best, Zultanite gems turn from kiwi-like green to rhodolite-like purplish-pink. The same gem can show a khaki-green to cognac-pink color change in a different environment. It might shift from light, pinkish-champagne color to that of ginger ale under different light sources. Even depending of the time of the day you may witness many subtle nuances in color.
IMAGINE THIS GEM FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING! I AM TALKING DIFFERENT! A RING NO ONE ELSE HAS, NOT LIKE THE THOUSANDS THAT ARE MASS PRODUCED, HAVE A GEM THAT COLOR SHIFTS FROM KIWI GREEN TO PINK CHAMPAGNE, WOW!!!! THAT WOULD BE SPECTACULAR!
Imagine having this gemstone mounted in a ring! Imagine owning this rare and unique gemstone that is so very scarce that tons of ore need to be extracted to be able to reach these amazing crystals. It is extremely difficult to mine Zultanite in the remote location of the Anatolian Mountains, Turkey. Zultanite has had several wells dug and purchased a humongous generator to make life easier for their workers e.g. air conditioned housing and showers with hot water.
Elegant Zultanite - so rare that few have had the pleasure to behold its exotic beauty!
Want something that nobody has or how about a great conversation piece? Be the envy of your friends with a unique piece of jewelry featuring this very rare, collectible, color change gemstone!
What is Concave Faceting?
The Concave cut is three dimensional; where as the traditional flat faceted cut gemstones are two dimensional. The concave cut not only has facets in the length and width of the gemstone but also has conical shaped facets to create more depth. This third dimension further refracts the light as more ambient light, thus returning it to the eye as more brilliance in the gemstone. A two dimensional gemstone will need light to show its brilliance, a Concave cut gemstone will reflect the smallest amount of light. The gem will return to the eye, brilliance from even a small single candle that has been lit in a darkened room.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, some people prefer the traditional faceted design over the innovative Concave faceted gems. They like the more classic look of a traditional faceted gemstone.
Some of the disadvantages of Concave cutting are that darker gems like Ruby, tend too look less attractive when Concave cut, the gems turning out murky and less attractive. There is also a higher weight loss than in traditional faceting and Concave faceting requires more labor resulting in a much higher cost to the finished gemstone.
Species/Variety: Diaspore/Color Change
Country: Anatolia, Turkey
Color: Kiwi Green, Olive Green, Mint Green, Champagne, Yellow, Raspberry Pink
Carat Wt.: .66 cts.
Shape/Cut: Concave Cushion Design
Size: 5 MM Depth 3.7 MM
Clarity: Very Very Good - Eye Clean