Diaspore – Natural, Faceted, Orange

    Diaspore is difficult to facet because of its inclusions, crystal shape, and cleavage. The expertly cut large and relatively clear stones shown here change color from a celery green to a pinkish to beige champagne. An extensive marketing campaign has made diaspore one of the most popular of Turkey's gemstones, though it's more frequently referred to by a trademarked name. Diaspore ovals, 2.09 and 3.17 cts. © All That Glitters. Used with permission.

    Article: An Introduction to Turkey’s Gemstones

    Credit: All That Glitters

    Natural or man madeNatural
    Gem StateFaceted
    Photo phenomenaColor Change