Padparadscha sapphires are a little known treasure in the world of precious gemstones. These unique sapphires are extremely rare and display a striking natural color which lies somewhere between pink and orange. For jewelry connoisseurs these gorgeous gemstones are the pinnacle of fancy, non-blue colored sapphires.
The word “padparadscha” is derived from the Sanskrit word “padmaraga” which means “lotus flower.” That sapphires are immediately associated with the color blue is a result of the long history of the word “sapphire,” which was originally used to describe a variety of blue gemstones, including what we now know as Lapis Lazuli . However, natural sapphire material comes in a variety of colors ranging from yellow and green to vibrant shades of pink and even purple.
Padparadscha sapphires are one of the rarest gemstones available, and due to their natural hardness and durability, they offer a good alternative to diamond jewelry. Like fancy colored diamonds, padparadscha sapphires display unique and vibrant natural colors which set them apart from every-day white diamonds and blue sapphires.