The most rare sapphire of all sapphires, also known as the “King Sapphire” or the King of Sapphires is a Sapphire which displays the colour often described as the colour of the “Sunset” or even “Sunrise” depending on the shade (Pinkish – Orange or Orangish – Pink)
Traditionally the name Padparadscha is derived from the Sinhalese words “Padma – Raga” meaning: Lotus Blossom. (Aquatic lotus blossom to be more specific). Hence though found in other countries, this stone is special to Sri Lanka and the most beautiful Sapphires come out of the town Ratnapura (meaning: Ratna (Gem) Pura (City) )
This particular gemstone is completely free of any treatment/UNTREATED/UNHEATED which makes this more valuable to the consumer in the long term since Unheated/Untreated gemstones are becoming rare everyday.
**Sapphires in general are heated/thermally enhanced to improve clarity and colour saturation. 90% of the Sapphires found go through this process. To find a gemstone which is not heated is rare and is a premium.
This gemstone has been tested and graded by an internationally qualified Gemmologist.
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- Variety : Natural Corundum Natural Sapphire
- Weight : 2.58cts
- Hardness (Mohs hardness scale) : 9
- Shape & Cut : Oval Mixed Cut
- Colour : Pinkish – Orange “Padparadscha”
- Measurements : 9.68 x 7.10 x 4.47 mm
- Magnification : Silk, Crystals, Rutiles
- Birthstone zodiac sign : Virgo
- Birthstone for : September
- Crystal system : Hexagonal crystal system
- Chemical formula : Al₂O₃
- Certification : Available| Certified by an Independent GIA qualified Gemmologist
- Enhancements : None (Unheated)**
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