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Pink and “Padparadscha” Sapphire
Pink sapphires are available in many shades and tones, from light, delicate pink, to an intense hot pink and all different shades of pink in between.
Next to diamond, sapphire and ruby (both corundum) is the hardest mineral known and is very compact and dense. As a result, sapphires are tough and relatively scratch-resistant. That’s why, in addition to their beauty, sapphires and rubies are two of the best jewelry stones.
The most valuable fancy color sapphire (and the rarest) is called “Padparadscha” (Sinhalese for “lotus blossom”) and has a blend of orange and pink. Natural padparadscha sapphires sell at a premium, nearing the price for a very fine blue sapphire. Although the exact color description is debated, the beauty of these rare gemstones with their delicate blended pink and orange shades is universally esteemed.
On this page you will find a number of current pink and, when available, “Padparadscha” color sapphires selected from our stock for gem presentation.
NOTE: Pink sapphires are notoriously difficult to photograph accurately! We have done our best, but please read the descriptions too.