Today I have a new pendant – Zultanite. I had just opened up Facebook on Thursday when my friend, Dawn Buyukertas, posted pics of crystals she’d bought in her recent visit to Istanbul. One stood out for me and I put my moniker on it straight away – a lovely Zultanite pendant, a rare stone from the Ilbir Mountains in the Milas county of Muğla in south-western Turkey. It’s surrounded by marcasite.
This crystal is famous for its ability to change colour, but that’s mainly the most expensive pieces. It looks as if the stone in this pendant also has inclusions of rutile but I’m also not sure if this is the internal colour of Zultanite in this pendant. This stone contains traces of iron, chromium, titanium and manganese, and while it’s believed that manganese is responsible for its color changing ability, the other trace elements present may also play a role.
Years ago I had a Tarot-type reading with a reader at the Fremantle markets south of Perth, Western Australia. At the time I was in turmoil and going through a lot of change. She looked at me and said: “You have a queen within you”. Then she asked if I had a question and I remember asking her the most inane question and she rolled her eyes! So yes, this pendant reminds me of my queen within. She’s been shaking her shoulders recently, having a stretch and getting ready for some action!