January 6, 2020
4 min read
Sapphires come in a wide variety or colors. Some colors are common, some colors are rare and some colors are so rare they are hardly seen. One of the most rare sapphires is the ever-beautiful Padparadscha Sapphire.
Padparadscha sapphires are not generally well known to the general public but gemstone collectors treasure them. They are very beautiful with colors that are amazing.
Padparadscha is derived from a Sinhalese word for “aquatic lotus blossom” with a beautiful salmon color. The color for the padparadscha sapphire can range from a salmon color with a pinkish hue to an orange hue. They also tend to not be evenly colored, they can have color zones with pink and yellow hints around their salmon color.
They are extremely rare, they often times have asymmetrical cuts. Clarity is important in the padparadscha sapphire because with their light coloration inclusions are easily revealed. High clarity may need to be sacrificed to obtain a brilliantly colored stone.
The padparadscha sapphire is absolutely gorgeous. They are unique and rare with a color variation that will leave a person stunned. Each stone is simply amazing and you will not find two that are alike. The padparadscha presents beauties that can’t be denied, and should be snatched up when found. Just make sure that what you are paying for is truly a padparadscha and have your stones tested by a well known germsone laboratory such as the GIA.