Padparadshah & Orange Sapphire

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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.

click here to see a selection of Padparadshah & Orange Sapphire
for sale

Colors

pinkish-orange

orangey-pink 

peach 

peach-orange

lotus flower color

sunset color

orange 

yellow-orange 

red-orange 

brownish-orange

brownish-peach

Family/Species

Corundum

Properties

RI = 1.762-1.770 DR

SG = 4.00 (+/-0.03)

Dispersion = 0.018

Hardness = 9

suitable for use in jewelry

Treatments

Many treatments and enhancements are currently being carried out on
sapphires;

We generally prefer to work with Natural Sapphires or regular-Heated Sapphires

see policy on Treatment Disclosure

Important information

Natural, untreated Sapphire is getting harder and harder to find in the
market; it sells for a premium over treated and enhanced stones;
Corundum (both natural and man-made) is widely used as an abrasive thanks to its hardness – it can scratch almost every other mineral

Birthstone

September

Anniversary

5th

Cuts

Calibrated sizes up to 4mm

All standard cuts and free sizes

Mining locations

Tanzania (Umba Valley, Tunduru, Songea), Sri Lanka, Madagascar and  other localities

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