It’s peachy! It’s rare! It’s padparadscha sapphire…

Author: (graduated gemologist)

This month prepare yourself for the glorious summer. Magnificent with all its heat, the yellow glow gives renewed life to everything that gets a touch of its warmth. Thinking about a tan, soaking up the sun on the beach, Yes please, but wouldn’t you also love to capture the warm colors of the sun for a year round experience. We have just the solution; A Padparadscha Sapphire is what you need.

Padparadscha Sapphires, a variety from the Sapphire family embodies both grace and beauty into one. Celebrated for its soft sunset hues, the warm yet subtle color will surely catch anyone’s attention. Padparadschas get its striking name from the Singhalese word for a salmon colored orange lotus blossom flower. First unearthed in the gemstone rich land of Srilanka, its name seems apt as the locals compared it to the most beautiful flower in their surroundings.

Today these untreated Ceylonese beauties can command some of the highest prices in the industry because of their desirable and world-renowned colors. In gemology, the Padparadscha is a close cousin to both the Ruby and Sapphire. With the same chemical composition, these gems come in vastly different colors because of different trace elements like chromium, vanadium and iron that lend the gem its color.

Just as in Rubies and Sapphires, Padparadschas have super strength and are perfect for rings, earrings, and pendants and even in bangles and bracelets as they rank 9 on the universal Moh’s scale of hardness. “Padma” meaning lotus and “raga” which translates into a flower is just the burst of colorful flowers you need to liven up your spirits for the summer.


At JupiterGem, we have unmatched expertise in sourcing out the best gems from mines all over the globe. This is also what we have on offer at JupiterGem for each of our prized customers. Some of our exceptional stones have been transformed into a one of a kind piece that will push the Padparadscha gem to the top of your list of gems you just need to have!

This ring studded with a 2.12ct Padparadscha gives emphasis to the gemstone, as it deserves to be noticed. Its deep pinkish-orange color has exceptional brilliance making it both classy yet extremely wearable. With diamonds complementing the Padparadscha, this ring has the perfect combination of cool and warm.

These stones are known for their unmatched luster that shines through the stone. This makes a well-cut gemstone appear as if there is a light shining from within in turn pushing up the value of the stone.

The industry has seen many versions for the definition of this sunset golden colored gemstone, but today there is a higher percentage of votes towards the gemstone containing a predominant pink color with overtones of orange. These beauties are mined in Srilanka, Vietnam and the African regions of Tanzania and Madagascar, which border each other. African stones generally come with deeper brownish overtones. These stones are heated and treated to help improve the color of the gemstone giving a more desirable lotus color.

When you look at a Padparadscha consider yourself lucky because these rare gemstones are mined one in many and generally come in small sizes. Look for one with no visible inclusions, which not only push the value up but also make the gem a good investment option, and who doesn’t want to make a calculated purchase.