Features and Benefits
Diaspore (Diaspor – Diaspore) mineral is an aluminum-based mineral with color-changing features. The name diaspore comes from the Greek word for “diaspora”. It was given this name because the stone scatters light and resembles a sparkle.
The history of Diaspore Mineral (Diaspore Stone) dates back to the 1800s. Diaspore, first discovered in Russia, was later mined in the USA (Arizona and Pennsylvania), New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina, England, and China. However, these diaspore stones were found to be very sedimentary and opaque. The world’s first and only gem-quality (Gem Quality), crystal structure, reflecting light very well, transparent and changing color, Diaspore is produced in Turkey.
Yes, as you may have guessed, Zultanite stone, which we have heard frequently recently, is actually a diaspore mineral. Zultanite is a commercial trademark of Diaspore stone. With the change of its operator recently, it is offered for sale under the Csarite brand in our country. One of the frequently asked questions is:
What is the Difference Between Diaspore, Zultanite, and Csarite?
As I just mentioned, Diaspora is the real name of the stone (mineral) extracted from the mine. Zultanite and Csarite are the trademarks selling this stone. However, only the diaspore stones extracted from the mine in Muğla, Turkey are Zultanit or Csarite. Other diaspore stones cannot be called Zultanite or Csarite.
Diaspore stone has a unique color-changing ability. It is one of the few stones that change color like Alexandrite in the world. (Alexandrite beryl group is a stone, not Diaspore.) While diaspore is green-yellow in white light (in artificial light such as fluorescent), it turns pink-red in daylight (yellow light or natural light). This is the main reason why the Turkish Diaspora stone is so popular and in demand.
Diaspore, which has a hardness level of 6.5-7 according to the Mohs Hardness Scale, is used in jewelry and jewelry making. However, since it is not too hard, it can be easily broken while cutting. For this reason, the experience of the craftsman is very important in revealing the beauty of Diaspora.
The Diaspora mine in Turkey belongs to a businessman named Murat Akgün. It is his company that introduced the Diaspora stone to the world with the Zultanite and Csarite brands. Today, Zultanite® is a registered trademark of Global Licensing N.V in America.
In 1997, the first Zultanite was cut from the mine belonging to Murat Akgün in Turkey. In 2005, the Zultanite brand was opened to the world. The world recognized the Turkish Diaspora Stone with the name Zultanite. In 2012, he left the Zultanite brand for various reasons and established his new brand: Csarite.
Today, Zultanite and Csarite can only be purchased from select locations. Because, as with every stone, this stone, unfortunately, has fakes or synthetic laboratory productions. To buy real stone, you should go to the authorized sales places of these brands.
Benefits of Diaspore Stone
- It is a stone of calmness and serenity, it gives peace,
- Helps with mental clarity
- It reduces the tension of the body,
- It helps the field to be compatible with the environment,
- It is effective against the evil eye as it attracts attention.
- It is encouraging,
- Absorbs negative energy,
- It’s a confidence booster.
Hardness Degree: 6.5 – 7
Specific Gravity: 3.3 – 3.5
Chemical Formula and Group: HAlO2 – AlO(OH)
Color: Transparent-semi-transparent in different colors and color tones such as white, green, yellow, lilac, pink, and brown
Originated: Russia, USA, Arizona, and Pennsylvania, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina, England, and China. Zultanite only Turkey Muğla