The ‘Sultan of Gems’, Zultanite®, 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, Zultanite® was named in honor 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.
Zultanite® is featured on the ICA (International Colored Gemstone Association) website, in leading trade publications and in several new books by renowned authors (Exotic Gems by Renee Newman, Jewelry and Gems: The Buying Guide by Antoinette Matlins, and The Clever Gem Buyer by Gavin Linsell).