Thursday, 10 May 2012


Padparadscha is pink-orange corundum, with a low to medium saturation and light tone, originally being mined in Sri Lanka, but also found in deposits in Vietnam and parts of Africa.  Padparadscha sapphires are rare; the rarest of all is the totally natural variety, with no sign of treatment.
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The name is derived from the Sanskrit/Sinhalese "padma raga" (padma = lotus; raga = color), a color skin to the lotus flower.

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