Padparacha is the orangish pink variety of sapphire. Padparacha is basically a tradename for a special and particular colour in Corundum. There comes different padparadscha colours like pink and yellow or orangish-yellow, peace orange, peach pink. Gemstone laboratories might have different understanding and description of such sapphire comparatively word " padparadscha " being used as a trading name. Gems lab describe the colour in a different way. For example, a sapphire specialist, Richard W. Hughes of Lotus Gemology is of the view that the name " padparadscha" comes from the corruption of the Sanskrit / Singhalese " padmaraga", alluding to the colours of the lotus flower.
The history of padparadscha sapphires is from Srilanka formerly known as Ceylon. However, the other countries like Vietnam, Tanzania and Madagascar also have the same colour as sapphire.
These sapphires are also heated bellow 1200ºC. Since 2002, this colour range can be obtained by diffusion treatment with additives ( Beryllium) at very high temperatures.
Traders must disclose the treatment while putting any gemstones for sale in the market. Especially in this case when a dealer is presenting.
The following Padparadscha Sapphire is 24.58 carats Du Pont Padparadscha sapphire from Srilanka has been sold in $930,000 in 2020 this year.
The interesting factor in the cutting of this Du Pont Padparadscha 2020 is that asymmetrical arrangement of the facets on the Pavillion in line with a weight retention doctrine during the 1930s and before when the stone was first documented © Christie's
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