padparadscha sapphire
July 24, 2020

What is Padparadscha Sapphire?

Padparadscha is the rarest type of sapphires. The fine Padparadscha sapphires comes in a fine delicate mix of pink and orange. Some stones are slightly more pink and some are slightly more orange. Due to this delicate mix of colors, each and every Padparadscha sapphire is unique and there are no two stones which are identical.

Due to its rarity, Padparadscha sapphires have become a collector’s stone. But it is also used in expensive jewelry.

Sri Lanka (Ceylon) has been the only source for Padparadscha for a very long time until it was mined also from Madagascar recently. But many gem experts still believes that the real Padparadscha sapphires only comes from Sri Lanka.


Color of Padparadscha Sapphire

Rarity and high price of Padparadscha has resulted in many sellers trying to sell other color sapphires as Padparadscha. The name “Padparadscha” comes from the Sri Lankan word “Padmaraga” for the lotus flower. Therefore, the real color of Padparadscha should resemble the orangish pink to pinkish orange color of Lotus petals. Having said that, the exact color of Padparadscha has been a point of debate for many years. Therefore, sapphires with a mix of pink and orange falls into the group of Padparadscha and the demand vary based on the choice of the buyer.

Heat treatment is very common for Padparadscha sapphires as well. Untreated Padparadscha sapphires tend to be soft in colors while the heat treated Padparadscha sapphires tend to be brighter.

The combination of iron and chromium as trace elements contributes to the color of this truly unique stone.


Padparadscha Sapphire Meaning

This is a stone with an enormous amount of energy which is believed to bring many positives to the wearer. The stone represents vital energy, foresight and joy.

It is believed to help the wearer to make big changes to life which helps to make life goals happen. The stone helps to get over negative opposing energies and carry on with necessary changes in life with clarity.

The mental clarity stone provides helps to understand the problem in life and face them with a composed mind.


Padparadscha Sapphire Price Per Carat

Due to the rarity of these gemstones, price per carat can go up to several thousands of dollars, especially for stones over five carats. As for all other gemstones, color, clarity, cut and carat weight are the main deciding factors of the price of Padparadscha. Heated Padparadscha tend to be slightly less expensive than untreated stones.

Below is a list of Padparadscha sapphires and prices we found from different online sellers.


image 1 : A Natural Untreated Padparadscha Sapphire – 6.01 carats

Price – $ 45,976.50

Weight – 6.01 carats

Price per carat – $ 7,650.00

Clarity – Very slightly included

Treatments – None





image 2 : A Natural Untreated Padparadscha Sapphire – 2.37 carats


Price – $ 10,500.00

Weight – 2.37 carats

Price per carat – $ 4430.38

Clarity – VVS

Treatments – None



image 3 : A natural heated Padparadscha Sapphire – 1.74 carats



Price – $ 3,828.00

Weight – 1.74 carats

Price per carat – $ 2,200.00

Clarity – VS

Treatments – Heated





image 4 : A Natural Unheated Padparadscha Sapphire – 1.16 carats

Price – $ 2,200.00

Weight – 1.16 carats

Price per carat – $ 1,896.55

Clarity – IF (Loup Clean)

Treatments – None

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