The name Zultanyte may be new, but this particular mineral has been known since 1801 when it was first discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia. Its gemological name is diaspore, and it is hydrated aluminum oxide colored by manganese. It was first faceted as a gemstone in the 1980s, but was not commercialy mined until recently.
Zultanyte is one gemstone whose amazing natural color changing abilities makes it well suited to savvy jewelry connoisseurs. As you watch its colors change from kiwi to champagne to raspberry, you too will be entranced by Zultanyte's 100% natural beauty.
Zultanyte deposits have now been found in a number of locations around the world, including Arizona and Pennsylvania in the USA, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, the UK and China. However, to date, the only gem-quality material has been mined in Turkey.