While sapphires have mesmerized gem and jewelry connoisseurs since the dawn of time, one fancy sapphire variety has a distinct allure and prestige all its own: padparadscha sapphire. Padparadscha sapphire derives its name from the Sanskrit padma ranga, meaning “lotus color,” for its resemblance to the famed lotus flowers of Sri Lanka, where the gem was originally found. Padparadscha sapphires traditionally must combine elements of pink and orange in one gem to rightly claim their padparadscha title, though the coloration requirements are highly disputed.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
LWUV: Orange:Inert to strong orangy red
Padparadscha Sapphire Colors
Countries of Origin
Tanzania, United Republic Of; United States of America (the); Unknown; Malawi; Sri Lanka; China; Russian Federation (the); Madagascar; Switzerland; India