Padparadscha Sapphire Color

The padparadscha sapphire is an extremely rare and special gemstone with delicate hues of red and yellow. Often described as the unity of a ruby and a yellow sapphire, the gem corundum’s colour derives its name from the Sanskrit word for lotus flower. Showcasing the gentle colour of a lotus, or a beautiful pastel sunset, the padparadscha sapphire is subtle yet distinctive, and undeniably romantic.

Padparadscha Sapphire Carat Weight

The carat weight of a padparadscha sapphire is most closely comparable to that of the ruby and typically ranges in size from 0.5 carats to 18 carats. The most common padparadscha sapphire carat weight is between 1 and 2 carats, as anything above 2 carats is considered extremely rare.

Padparadscha Sapphire Cut

Because of padparadscha sapphire’s inherent shape, the oval cut and cushion cut are the most accessible. Round padparadscha sapphires can also be sourced along with other standard gemstone shapes such as the emerald cut however, because of the rarity of padparadscha sapphires, there is a slight premium for those cuts.

Padparadscha Sapphire Clarity

Due to the delicate shades of the padparadscha sapphire, inclusions and blemishes can be very visible to the naked eye. Though padparadscha sapphires tend to have greater clarity than the ruby and a number of other gemstones, their quality and value is usually tied to their colour. For this reason, we take great care to source the clearest, most beautifully colored padparadscha sapphires available.

Padparadscha Sapphire Origins

All sapphires form in igneous rock as magma cools and are a variety of the mineral corundum, which consists of aluminium oxide and a number of trace minerals.

The birthplace of the padparadscha sapphire is considered to be Sri Lanka, where the majority of padparadscha sapphires available in the world still originate from today. Madagascar and Tanzania also mine padparadscha sapphires.

Padparadscha Sapphire Meaning

The delicate colour of the padparadscha sapphire radiates positivity and is a symbol for regaining joy in life. The gemstone’s holistic properties are believed to soothe negativity and attract optimism, for a brighter outlook on life. Padparadscha sapphires are considered to be beneficial when pursuing a dream that perhaps didn’t quite work out in the past.

Sapphires are the birthstone of the month of September and the gemstone of the 5th and 45th anniversary.

Padparadscha Sapphire Durability

As with the rest of the sapphire family, padparadscha sapphires are very hard and highly durable, making them perfect gemstones for daily wear. Their hardness enables them to resist the heat generated by jewellery repairs and withstand scratches, cracks, and other abrasions common with everyday use.

Padparadscha Sapphire Enhancements

Many padparadscha sapphires undergo heat treatments to enhance their appearance. This results in consistency of colour and has consequently become very common. Finer quality padparadscha sapphires that have been heat-treated are typically more affordable as they are not considered to be as pure as untreated stones. Due to frequent fraudulent treatments of gemstones, we source our padparadscha sapphires directly from our mining partners, meticulously test each gemstone, and send our gemstones for independent certification to guarantee their authenticity.

Frequently Asked Questions

A padparadscha sapphire is an extremely rare sapphire with a gentle, lotus flower color.

Yes, the padparadscha sapphire is a member of the sapphire family which is the birthstone of the month of September.

The padparadscha sapphire represents positivity and symbolizes joy. Padparadscha sapphires are also believed to soothe negativity and attract optimism.

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