Learn about Padparadscha

padparadscha.jpg“Padparadscha” is derived from the Sanskrit word  for the color of the beautiful lotus flower, after which this prized “fancy Sapphire” is named. Unlike the deeper red ruby (also technically a Sapphire), Padparadscha is a delicate pinkish-orange redolent of a tropical sunset. A genuine Padparadscha has an even tone when viewed from any angle—although some less reputable sellers try to pass off pink or orange Sapphire in place of this lovely stone. Natural Padparadscha is extremely rare—only mined in Sri Lanka and Tanzania—and thus quite expensive. Because of this, most jewelers use man-made stones.

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