Ceylon Padparadscha Sapphire Cushion Cut, 6.81 ct
We have for you in our collection an extremely rare gemstone: a very fine, natural padparadscha sapphire from Sri Lanka (Ceylon), from where the finest padparadschas come. It exhibits the quintessential “lotus blossom” color scheme of the padparadscha sapphire, from vivid pink and orange in direct sunlight, to a soft pinkish-orange in cooler lighting. Its 6.81-carat weight is equally as rare, elevating the stone to world-class status. Fashioned in the versatile cushion shape, this padparadscha sapphire is a designer’s dream, just waiting for the right setting worthy of one of nature’s great achievements.
This padparadscha sapphire is certified as Sri Lankan (Ceylon) with no heat treatment by the SSEF and the American Gemological Laboratories. SSEF Report No. 108069; AGL Report No. 1107607.
Padparadscha sapphires have an exquisite pinkish-orange to orangey-pink hue unlike any other colored gemstone. This unique color is likened to that of a lotus blossom in Sri Lanka, the most celebrated source for the stone; in fact, padparadscha means lotus blossom in Sinhalese. Padparadscha sapphires are the rarest of all sapphires and perhaps the most valuable, and one of the most coveted gems in the world. To learn more about padparadscha sapphires, click here.