Padparadscha – A Rarity among Sapphire

Sapphires are often thought as synonymous with the color blue. However, they do come in an exotic range of colors including green, orange, pink, purple and even black.

Of all these fancy (colored) sapphires, one of the rarest and most prized is known as ‘Padparadscha’. The name of these sapphires is symbolic of a blooming lotus flower. These gemstones are celebrated for their beautiful and vibrant pinkish orange color and are very often given heat treatment to enhance their appearance. This variety of sapphires was primarily mined in Sri Lanka, but now new deposits have been found in Vietnam and Africa.

Given their unique hue and rarity, these pink – orange sapphires command great value, even more than the blue sapphires. Sapphires come from the same family of stones as Rubies, Corundum And, it is believed that except ruby,

is the only other member from the Corundum family that are not referred to as colored sapphires, but have been given a separate name.

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  • July 1, 2010


    Like your blog.

  • July 1, 2010


    Wasn’t aware of this variety. Thank you!

    July 1, 2010


    For me I always think of sapphire as red. Haha. Same as ruby!

  • July 3, 2010


    I thought sapphire was only blue.

  • July 4, 2010


    Great post!

  • July 5, 2010


    This is a great color of sapphire.

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  • July 8, 2010


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  • July 8, 2010


    Sapphire is my favorite gemstone. I can read on and on about it.

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  • July 11, 2010


    this is a beautiful variety of sapphire.

  • July 13, 2010


    This sapphire has such a stunning color, its very understandable why it is so highly priced.

  • July 15, 2010


    Really a beautiful color.

  • July 16, 2010

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    I never knew that this kind of sapphire did exist.

  • July 17, 2010


    Seriously rare beauty.

  • July 18, 2010


    brilliant color.

  • July 18, 2010


    I grab from the above comments that not many knew about this stone.

  • July 18, 2010


    truely splendid…

  • July 19, 2010


    Pretty color… rare to see.

  • July 19, 2010


    wish i could buy it .

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