Zultanite solitaire ring Mini Antiquity
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A vintage style zultanite ring
Meet Mini Antiquity, she is one of our new favorites! Timeless and every day, this eye-catching ring is made of solid 925 sterling silver and a high-quality created 10 x 14 mm zultanite stone.
And yes, these beautiful gems are always color-changing in different lighting! From a kiwi-like green in fluorescent light to a champagne color in daylight, and an orange color under low-intensity lighting such as candlelight.
These products are crafted in the studio. They will arrive in a velvet jewelry bag and a pretty earring display box.
What is zultanite?
The zultanite stone, also called diaspore, is one of the rarest stones on earth. It is only mined in the Ilbir Mountains of Turkey and is famous for its color-changing effect. Zultanite usually comes in orange, green, yellow, pink, and champagne and these colors change in a different light.
Where is zultanite mined?
Natural zultanite can only be found in a Bauxite deposit in the Ilbir Mountains of central Turkey. It is exclusively mined by Ottoman Gem. That is why it is also called the Turkish zultanite.
The color-changing effect or pleochroism
Zultanite is a rare gemstone that naturally possesses a color-changing effect. It could be thought of as a chameleon of diaspores.
It is the traces of manganese that cause this unique optical phenomenon. At different angles or under different light sources, the same zultanite stone can have two or even more colors. This is called pleochroism.
This ability alone makes it pleasing for jewelry connoisseurs. Its colors can arrange from raspberry hues to kiwi greens.
Outdoors under clear skies, it appears rich champagne with light yellow sparkle; indoors under traditional lighting, it turns a kiwi green color; and under candlelight, it emits a purple-red halo.
As with all gemstones, the larger the size, the more pronounced the color-changing effect and the greater the visual impact it gives.
How much does zultanite cost? Yes, natural zultanite is quite pricey. Finished jewelry pieces adorned in natural zultanite range from $1,000 to $50,000 in value.
For zultanite stones alone, 1 carat starts at $500, and when you get to 20 or more carats, it starts at $10,000. This is primarily due to the rarity of those in five carats and beyond.
Raw gem collectors can get their hands on zultanite crystal mineral for around $300 to $18,000 for a 3,100-gram ore.
Zultanite meaning: What does zultanite do?
Rumors by “natural healers” have already begun. Among the new beliefs, stone healers claim that the gemstone can activate the third eye and throat chakras.
They believe it can help the wearer instill courage in the fearful and protect the wearer from the evil eye, hexing, and jealousy.
Natural zultanite and created zultanite
Since natural zultanite jewelry is extremely pricey, ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 per piece, as mentioned above, created zultanite becomes a great alternative.
High-quality created zultanite has the same color-changing property as natural ones. Regarding other properties like clarity, hardness, and refractive index, they are very much the same. A big difference between the two is that the color reflections of created zultanite tend to be harsher. But it does not impact too, especially to human eyes.
925 STERLING SILVER
This product is made of sterling silver. Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals.
Sterling silver is perfect for everyday wear; you can go to the gym, shower, and sleep in it. It’s also hypoallergenic, so it’s great for people who have sensitive skin.
Sterling silver can tarnish if it's left out to oxidize with air, so we recommend storing it in a sealed zip bag if you are not wearing it. Getting it wet and wearing it often actually helps prevent it from tarnishing.
Free Shipping & Free Returns
Our jewelry is made with love and will ship within 1-3 business days via USPS, DHL, FedEx, or any local carrier depending on the address you provide.
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We want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. We provide free returns on this product in most countries including the United States. Items can be returned within 15 days of delivery. Read more in our Refund Policy.