Introducing an exquisite find, the Padparadscha sapphire, untouched by heat or treatment. Mined and masterfully faceted in the prestigious region of Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, this gem embodies the essence of elegance. Its authenticity is certified by the renowned Gemmological Institute of Columbo, Asia’s esteemed authority in gemology.
Padparadscha sapphire, a true marvel, exhibits a captivating blend of red and yellow hues, evoking a rare and sought-after color of corundum. It personifies the union of the fiery ruby and the brilliant yellow sapphire, crafting a truly mesmerizing gem. The precise definition of the legendary “padparadscha” color has been a subject of fascination and debate, even among the most knowledgeable experts in the field.
The value of Padparadscha sapphires varies immensely, influenced by size and quality. At the pinnacle of its allure, prices can soar as high as US$50,000 per carat, reflecting its exceptional nature. Traditionally, Western gemologists have narrowly defined padparadscha as a Sri Lankan sapphire adorned with a delicate pinkish-orange hue. However, the term itself originates from the Sanskrit/Singhalese word “padmaraga,” meaning “lotus color,” reminiscent of the captivating bloom.
This particular gemstone boasts an enchanting clarity, ranking as VS, with only minute traces of silk and needle inclusions discernible to the naked eye. It stands as a testament to the immaculate craftsmanship and unparalleled beauty found in nature’s treasures.
Indulge in the allure of this round unheated/untreated Padparadscha sapphire, sourced from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, and certified by the esteemed Gemmological Institute of Columbo. Experience the enchantment of its delicate color, capturing the essence of a lotus in bloom. With its timeless elegance and captivating rarity, this gem is destined to leave a lasting impression.