Incredible 5.6ct pink/purple diaspore
Have you heard of pink diaspore?
While most are familiar with Turkish diaspore, the green/brown variety of the gemstone sold under the trade name "Zultanite" few are aware of this new variety found in Afghanistan.
Pink diaspore is a rare and remarkable gemstone known for its captivating pink hues, ranging from soft blush to vibrant fuchsia. This gemstone exhibits a mesmerizing color-changing phenomenon, displaying different shades depending on the lighting conditions. It transitions from a delicate pink in natural daylight to a warm mauve or champagne tone under incandescent lighting, making it truly unique and versatile.
It was discovered in 2020 and wasn't available until after the pandemic opened things back up. This rare and beautiful stone is for those who want to be adventurous and the first to have the latest new trends.
I have only a few pieces of this rare gem available. Cut in a bar pattern that accentuates the color shifting; you can see it go from lavender to pink in the twinkle of an eye.
Stone weighs 5.6ct and measures 10.4x8.2mm and is 6mm deep. I've seen pink diaspore retailing for over $1000/ct, but my wholesale price is far less.