story is that the most prized of the non blue sapphires or the fancy
sapphires is called the Padparadscha
which gets its name form the lotus flower. Its colouring is a blend
of pink and orange. These stones are rare and have a distinct even
arrangement of the colours throughout. The colours are evenly spread
throughout the stone but if you view it from the side and the tones
are be separated then this is just a fancy sapphire rather than a
story is more complex and the color identity is not as easy as most
writers discuss. It seems that people who research this thoroughly
suggest that the colouring is also like a tropical sunset.
suggest that even the term padparadscha is misunderstood and perhaps
should not be used for what is now commonly understood by the term.
line for consumer is simply how to tell a padparadscha from a pink
sapphire. If experts seem to have so much trouble in deciding
what it is exactly and what it should be called then what hope has a
consumer got? The answer is to trust your eyes and trust your vendor
after taking the steps to make sure that you actually can trust him
experts suggest that a high quality Padparadscha will be untreated, eye
clean, that is having no inclusions visible to the naked eye,
will have a blend of pink and orange, and will be best cut as a round
stone. They will come from Ceylon.
They are best
viewed in daylight or fluorescent light rather than incandescent. The
lesser quality stones will most likely be heat treated to improve
their overall quality as only the very best are untreated. They may
also come from other countries such as Vietnam and Africa and even
Australia. There are also synthetic padparadscha stones.
strong stones and can be made into any kind of jewelry even engagement