Diaspore is a gemstone that has the formula AlO(OH) and belongs to the spinel group of minerals. It can display a wide range of colors, such as green, yellow, pink, purple, and brown, depending on the light source and the presence of trace elements. Diaspore is relatively new to the jewelry market and is valued for its color change ability and hardness.

Afghanistan is one of the sources of diaspore in the world, especially for purplish pink varieties. The diaspore mines in Afghanistan are located in the Nangarhar Province, near the village of Ragha. The diaspore from this region was discovered in February 2020 and has attracted the attention of gem collectors and connoisseurs. The purplish pink diaspore from Afghanistan has a distinctive brownish hue and a high refractive index, which gives it a strong brilliance and fire.

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