The Elusive Highly Coveted Orange Pink Paparadsha Sapphire from Ceylon
Very Rare and Most Sought After of Sapphires.
100 percent natural, no treatment done
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Mixed Oval Cushion Cut
6.6 (L) mm x 5.8 (W) mm x 3.1 (D) mm
A little information about Padparadscha Sapphires.
Padparadscha sapphires are one of the rarest of sapphires. These extremely rare stones are unknown to most, but when discovered usually become an absolute favorite. They are strikingly beautiful and almost no other colored stone compares to this unique mix of pink and orange.
The color range of a padparadscha falls within a mix of 2 colors: pink and orange.
“Padparadscha” is an ancient Sanskrit word used to describe the color of a tropical lotus flower. One of the rarest gemstones of the world, Padparadscha sapphires are rivaled by no other gemstone species or color substitute.The term “padparadscha” is derived from the Sinhalese word for an aquatic lotus blossom, which has an unusual salmon color.
Many agree that padparadschas straddle the color boundary between pink and orange.
Some padparadscha sapphires are not evenly salmon colored, but rather color zoned with pink and yellow.
Padparadscha sapphires may be little known to the general public, but they are treasured by gemstone connoisseurs.
Yet after decades of debate, collectors, dealers, and gemologists cannot agree on a uniform standard for the padparadscha color range.
Points of contention include how pink or how orange these sapphires can be, and whether certain tones are too dark to qualify.
The extreme scarcity of padparadscha rough means that cut stones will be shaped to conserve as much material as possible.
This also means that padparadschas may have unusual, asymmetrical cuts.
The very thing that makes ‘Padparacha’ so special is their unique coloring.
It is perhaps best described as a delicate light to medium toned pink-orange to orange-pink hue – a mix of pink and orange – Salmon colored.
Padparadscha Sapphires are among the rarest gems on the planet.
They are strikingly beautiful and almost no other colored gemstone compares to their unique mix of pink and orange. To be named a Padparadscha, the gem should exhibit both colors
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