What is a padparadscha sapphire?

Answer Although the padparadscha sapphire was once unique to Sri Lanka, it is now defined as "variety of corundum (sapphire) from any geographical origin whose color is a subtle mixture of pinkish-orange ... Read More »

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How to Identify a Padparadscha Sapphire?

The padparadscha sapphire is the most valuable of the colored sapphires. It is a bright pinkish-orange stone with qualities that are debated even among some jewelers and dealers. It is extremely ra... Read More »

Do they make synthetic padparadscha sapphires?

Padparadscha sapphires, which belong to the mineral class corundum, have been synthetically produced since the early 1900s. The padparadscha stones are known for their pinkish-orange color. The s... Read More »

What is a white sapphire?

Most people think of sapphires as brilliant blue, but they can also be yellow, green, brown, pink, purple and white. The white sapphire is often used as a diamond substitute, although it is softer ... Read More »

What is a sapphire made of?

Sapphire is made of the mineral corundum in the aluminum oxide family and derives its color from chromium, titanium and iron. If chromium is abundant, the stone appears red and is considered a ruby... Read More »