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Color-Change Diaspore

Color Change Diaspore is an unusual gemstone in a number of ways. Its most obvious singularity is its ability to change color when moved from one light source to another.

In addition, it is really only mined in one place on earth - the Anatolian Mountains of central Turkey - and it has been marketed under three distinct names - Zultanite, Csarite and most recently Color Change Diaspora.

Color Change Diaspore Colors

Diaspore's incredible color change is a wonder to behold. Under natural daylight or in fluorescent lighting, most Diaspore gemstones look light yellow, golden yellow or even a straw color. However as soon as the gemstone is moved into incandescent lighting or, even better, candlelight, it changes to a pinkish-orange or sunset-like color.

The unique display produced by Disapore is caused by the presence of magnesium to create the daytime yellow colors and chromium to stimulate the changes under candlelight.

Read more about gemstones colors here

Color Change Diaspore Species

Color Change Diaspore is an aluminium oxide hydroxide mineral which is found in various parts of the world and is known rather confusingly by several names including empholite, kayserite and tantarite. It was discovered way back in 1801 but only used as a gemstone since the 1970s.

From 2006 Color Change Diaspore has been mined as a gemstone in Turkey initially using one of these trade names:

  • Csarite
  • Ottomanite
  • Zultanite

But more recently just as simply Diaspore or Color Change Diaspore.

What are the spiritual benefits of Color Change Diaspore?

Diaspore is a gemstone for the mind - it will increase mental faculties and boost your memory.

Its other virtues include:

  • Brings Lucid Dreams
  • Soothes and Calms
  • Great Study Stone
  • Increases Concentration

See our detailed article on gemstone meaning and uses

Color Change Diaspore and the Chakras

The Chakras are centers of energy located around the body which can influence physical and emotional well-being. Each Chakra has an associated color and a sphere of beneficial significance. A gemstone of a similar color can help unblock or realign a troubled Chakra.

Color Change Diaspore is not found in the usual indigo or violet colors but as a gemstone of the mind it is connected to the Third Eye Chakra and can help to realign it if it gets blocked.

Diaspore is also good for the Solar Plexus Chakra which deals with issues such as the ego, self-esteem and digestion.

Find more details on Chakra gemstones here

Color Change Diaspore Price

There is a combination of factors which determine the price for Diaspore. As usual the color is very important and with this gemstone there is the added complication of two or three different colors - the yellow or green base color, the orange or raspberry color change plus the contrast between the two colors.

The ideal stone will have a golden yellow color in daylight then a dramatic change to raspberry red in candlelight.

Carat Weight

On top of the price differences caused by the Diaspore color, we have to consider the size of the gemstone. As the gemstones get bigger and bigger they become harder and harder to find so the price per carat rises exponentially - a single carat could be $50 per carat, a 3 carat gemstone could be $100 per carat and a gemstone over 10 carats in weight may fetch $250 per carat or more.

Diaspore gemstones that reach the gems trade markets tend to be high quality in terms of clarity so do not settle for any with a lot of inclusions or internal flaws.

For more details please refer to our full Color Change Diapsore Info page here

Treatments

Color Change Diaspore is not treated in any way other than the cutting and polishing into gemstones.

Any enhancing treatments our gemstones receive will be fully disclosed on our product pages.

Color Change Diaspore History

Diaspore as a mineral has been known since its discovery in the early 1800s but was not used as a gemstone until the 1970s and it was only in the 2000s that enough material was found in the Anatolia Mountains of Turkey to make selling it commercially viable.

Where is Color Change Diaspore found?

Color Change Diaspore in fine enough quality to be used as a gemstone is only found in Mugla, high in the Anatolian Mountains of Central Turkey.

What jewelry is Color Change Diaspore suitable for?

Color Change Diaspore is rated at 6.5 - 7 on Mohs hardness scale which makes it comparable to Peridot and Tanzanite. It can be used in most types of jewelry items but daily wear pieces or rings may need extra care.

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