1. NAMING OF ZULTANITE
This unique gem already refers to its origin in the name: The Sultans, rulers of the Ottoman Empire, serve as namesake for this miracle of nature, which shows a truly stately face. The gemmological name "Diaspor" comes from the Greek word "Diasporea" for "dispersion". In addition, the Zultanite is also known as "Empholith", "Kayserit" and "Tanatarit".
2. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF ZULTANITE
Zultanite is an extremely rare, transparent gemstone from the Diaspore mineral family, which can show the colours yellow, cognac, pink or red. The deeper reds are due to a higher concentration of manganese. Like the Alexandrite, the Zultanite shows an impressive Colour change.
3. ORIGIN OF ZULTANITE
High-quality Zultanite is currently mined at only one place in the world: in the heights of the Anatolian Mountains, 1,200 meters above sea level. The mine is located near the Turkish village of Selimiye. The mining of this gem began there in the mid-80s.