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Padparadscha Sapphire Gemstones - Buy Rare Loose Padparadscha Sapphire Gems

What are Padparadscha Sapphire Gemstones?
Padparadscha sapphires are a type of sapphire that is known for its unique, orange-pink color. These gemstones are highly prized for their rarity and beauty, and are often used in fine jewelry. They are found in a variety of locations around the world, including Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and Tanzania.  The name "padparadscha" comes from the Sinhalese word for "lotus blossom," which is said to resemble the color of the gemstone. The color of padparadscha sapphires ranges from a soft, pastel pink to a vibrant, orange-pink hue. The intensity of the color can vary depending on the lighting conditions and the angle at which the stone is viewed.  Padparadscha sapphires are often mistaken for pink sapphires or orange sapphires, but they are actually a separate variety of sapphire. They are typically more expensive than other types of sapphires due to their rarity and unique color.  Padparadscha sapphires are typically cut into oval, round, or cushion-shaped cuts, and are often set in gold or platinum settings. They are known for their durability and hardness, making them suitable for everyday wear in jewelry.

Stunning Quality Genuine Padparadscha Sapphires Available at AfricaGems
Padparadscha sapphire gemstones are the king of the fancy sapphire gemstone family. The orange-pink or pinkish-orange color of the Padparadscha sapphire is said to resemble the color of a lotus flower blossom. The exact color of a fine padparadscha sapphire is debatable amongst gem dealers and gemologists. What is not in debate is the beauty of a very fine quality padparadscha gemstone. For the purists, the only true source of the padparadscha is Sri Lanka. Loose, high quality faceted padparadscha sapphire gemstones have always been an AfricaGems trademark. We select our orange and padpadrascha with all fancy colored sapphires, the intensity of the unique padparadscha color is the most important criteria for evaluation of these unique gemstones. Flaws diminish the value, more so than ruby or blue sapphires. Most padparadscha and orange sapphires are heat treated and are color permanent. Natural color gemstones of vivid intense color will command very high prices. A word of caution about beryllium treated sapphires in the orange colors. This new treatment impregnates minute mineral elements into the surface of the gemstone which is difficult to detect. AfricaGems does not sell these types of gemstones.