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Sultanite: the Ottoman gem stone

Jan 02, 2016

ROMANCING THE STONE

The ‘Sultan of Gems’, Sultanite, comes with a great story.

“Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.” Rudyard Kipling’s famous lament about the gulf of understanding separating the British from their colonial subjects on the Indian subcontinent has little resonance in Turkey, where eastern and western cultures have long mingled in the globe’s richest crossroads.

The birthplace of major civilizations, including the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, Turkey is not usually a country associated with gemstones, until now…

In homage to its country’s history, Sultanite was named in honour of the 36 sultans who ruled the Ottoman Empire. Anatolia, literally meaning ‘sunrise’ in ancient Greek, is blessed with majestic and beautiful landscapes that perfectly complement such an extraordinary gemstone.

The unique beauty of Sultanite lies in its contrasting colours, which change from kiwi greens with flashes of canary yellow under sunny skies, to rich champagnes in traditional indoor lighting and raspberry hues in candlelight. With 90 percent of all standard gemstones being only red, green or blue, Zultanite stands out as a unique and limitless alternative. 

 The healing powers of gems have been mentioned for centuries by healers, shamans and medicine men from various cultures. The best practice for alternative crystal healing is to wear the gemstone in direct contact with the skin, especially near the injured part of the body.

While the newness of Zultanite means that it has had little time to accumulate legends and lore, for those interested in the esoteric properties attributed to gemstones, some people believe Zultanite can assist in the development of psychic power, astral force, ambition, intellect, desire and emotions based on intellect and touch.

 

 

 

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