The Rare Padparadscha Sapphire
Sapphires come in a wide variety of colours. Some colours are common, some colours are rare, and some colours are so rare they are hardly seen. The Padparadscha is the rarest form of sapphire. Originally discovered in Sri Lanka, the prized gem gets its name from the Sinhalese word ‘padma radschen’, meaning ‘aquatic lotus blossom’, which has a similar orange-pink hue and is also native to that region. Padparadscha sapphire is a special variety of gem corundum, featuring a delicate colour that is a mixture of pink and orange – a marriage between ruby and yellow sapphire. Bolstered by the engagement of Princess Eugenie in 2018 marked with a padparadscha sapphire flower ring, this gemstone is on trend to be a very popular choice in 2019 and beyond.