The STORY

shaping the world of colored gems

CSARITE® is challenging the conservative nature of the gemstone industry, breaking down historical norms and setting new standards.

CSARITE® / A Turkish Miracle / jewelry by Jennifer Dawes

Gemstones have fascinated humans since the dawn of civilisation, with enchanting beauty they incite a sense of uncontrollable lust and compulsion.

 

It was this very divinity that attracted Murat Akgun, a founding partner of the CSARITE® brand, toward gemstones as a young adult.

At the start of the new millennium, while working as a Jeweler in Istanbul, Turkish born Murat was introduced to the stunning gem-quality variety of Turkish Diaspore now known as CSARITE®. With its unrivalled rarity and unique characteristics, Murat fell in love with the gem and began chasing the dream of sharing it with the world.

CSARITE® Meets the World

In 2005 Murat acquired the mining permit and with a feat of modern engineering, alongside commendable entrepreneurship, he began sustainably mining the gem.

Now, together with the passion, drive and strategic direction of ethical colored gemstone mining legend Ian Harebottle, Murat and his ardent team are bringing Turkish Diaspore to the world and building the CSARITE® brand, illuminating the gem’s inclusive and dynamic nature and developing sector-leading practices for ethics and transparency.

The earth's best kept secret

Formed over 30 million years ago, in the historical region of Anatolia, the cradle of civilization, where ancient worlds and landscapes collided, CSARITE® is the earth's best-kept secret.

It wasn’t until the late 20th century, and only made possible by extensive exploration and modern technology, that this fine gem was first unearthed in all its beauty.

Love at fist sight

The World Meets CSARITE®

CSARITE® / Natural / transparent / rare

Traceable / fully transparent

expressive / more than just jewelry

Diverse / a Gem for all 

Timeless / dynamic yet everlasting

Ethical / making a case for small-scale mining

The earth's best kept secret

Formed over 30 million years ago, in the historical region of Anatolia, the cradle of civilization, where ancient worlds and landscapes collided, CSARITE® is the earth's best-kept secret.

 

The path between the east and west, traversed for millennia by Persians, Romans, Seljuks, and Ottomans; the Turkish landscape is riddled with ancient history, yet CSARITE® stood the test of time, laying undiscovered through the rise and fall of empires.

 

It wasn’t until the late 20th century, and only made possible by extensive exploration and modern technology, that this fine gem was first unearthed in all its beauty.

love at first sight

Gemstones have fascinated humans since the dawn of civilisation, with enchanting beauty they incite a sense of uncontrollable lust and compulsion.

 

It was this very divinity that attracted Murat Akgun, a founding partner of the CSARITE® brand, toward gemstones as a young adult.

At the start of the new millennium, while working as a Jeweler in Istanbul, Turkish born Murat was introduced to the stunning gem-quality variety of Turkish Diaspore now known as CSARITE®. With its unrivalled rarity and unique characteristics, Murat fell in love with the gem and began chasing the dream of sharing it with the world.

CSARITE® Meets the world

The world meets CSARITE®

Now, together with the passion, drive and strategic direction of ethical colored gemstone mining legend Ian Harebottle, Murat and his ardent team are bringing Turkish Diaspore to the world and building the CSARITE® brand, illuminating the gem’s inclusive and dynamic nature and developing sector-leading practices for ethics and transparency.

In 2005 Murat acquired the mining permit and with a feat of modern engineering, alongside commendable entrepreneurship, he began sustainably mining the gem.

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The Gem

the mine

Sustainability

Formed millions of years ago, discovered in our lifetime

The path between the east and west, traversed for millennia by Persians, Romans, Seljuks, and Ottomans; the Turkish landscape is riddled with ancient history, yet CSARITE® stood the test of time, laying undiscovered through the rise and fall of empires.

CSARITE®, an ancient gem with a Contemporary Narrative