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Padparadscha Sapphires, the Lotus Blossom of Gems

Padparadscha sapphires sound as wonderfully exotic as they look. Named after the color of a lotus blossom, the pinkish orange hue of these stones are mesmerizing and unique.

Let’s get the pronunciation out of the way (since its probably one of the most difficult gems to pronounce):


The name is derived from the Sinhalese word for the Lotus blossom. The Sinhalese are the largest ethnic group in Sri Lanka where most Padparadscha sapphires are found.

Padparadschas are among the rarest gems on the planet. They are a unique mix of pink and orange. To be named a Padparadscha, the gem should exhibit both colors.

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