Sultanite: stone description, healing and magical properties, compatibility with zodiac signs
Sultanite is a rather rare and seemingly unusual stone that can change color depending on the angle of incidence of light. Its faces can be iridescent in many shades: green, golden, amber.
In the presence of impurities inside the mineral gives a bluish, red and purple. The first mention of it can be found in the ancient eastern chronicles.
The sultanite was especially popular among the high-ranking nobles — the sultans, as a result of which he received such a name. According to esotericists, the stone is endowed with many magical possibilities.
Sultanite is a unique mountain mineral, deposits of which are found in many parts of the world: the Urals, Yakutia, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, China, and America. Its value varies from place of origin.
The highest quality gems are mined in Turkey. Therefore, they are the rarest and most expensive.
Turkish stones are on a special account with jewelers. Masters make of them precious jewelry of extraordinary beauty, endowed with pronounced magical properties.
Since the price tag for natural sultanite is quite high, few people have seen the natural stone with their own eyes. This is explained not only by the rarity, but also by the various varieties of the natural mineral. Depending on the rock, as well as where the stone is synthesized, there is a certain gradation of species:
- Diaspora — the most common type with high fragility and low resistance to thermal effects. The slightest mistake in the process of working with it involves crushing.
- Zultanite — material of high quality, found only in Turkish territory.
- Tanatarit — first discovered in Russia and was named after geologist I. I. Tanatar.
Sultanite has the effect of alexandrite — the ability to change color under the influence of light.
There are the following shades of stone:
- yellow-golden, crimson, brown — in bright light;
- green — in case of limited exposure to sunlight.
In addition to the refraction of light, metallic impurities affect the color of a stone:
- 1. Iron — golden, brown and brown shades.
- 2. Manganese oxide is pinkish and scarlet.
- 3. Chromium ions — greenish.
Until now, scientists can not explain such variability. The gem is unique in its glass luster with mother-of-pearl overflow and absolutely no inclusions.