Padparadshah & Orange Sapphire
The color of a lotus flower or beautiful sunset…
The word ‘Padparadshah’ (also spelt as ‘Padparadscha’) means lotus-flower in Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese language. Stones with this orangey-pink color are rare and highly valued.
Sapphires and Rubies are actually the same mineral – corundum.
Sapphires are routinely treated to improve their clarity and color. However, many of our Padparadshah and Orange Sapphires are completely Natural and untreated (see product labelling on each gem).
Principal mining locations for these colors are Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Tanzania and Montana (USA).
They are durable gemstones with a hardness of 9 on the Mohs Scale and can easily be used in all types of jewelry.
Sapphires are September’s birthstone and their variety of colors offers so much choice! They also celebrate the 5th and 45th Anniversaries.
We have many more shades, cuts and sizes available in Padparadshah and Orange Sapphires – please contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for in our online inventory.
lotus flower color
RI = 1.762-1.770 DR
SG = 4.00 (+/-0.03)
Dispersion = 0.018
Hardness = 9
suitable for use in jewelry
Many treatments and enhancements are currently being carried out on
We generally prefer to work with Natural Sapphires or regular-Heated Sapphires
see policy on Treatment Disclosure
Natural, untreated Sapphire is getting harder and harder to find in the
Calibrated sizes up to 4mm
All standard cuts and free sizes
Tanzania (Umba Valley, Tunduru, Songea), Sri Lanka, Madagascar and other localities