Padparadscha Sapphire, also known as Pad Sapphire, is an orangy-pink/pinkish orange color, and is one of the most rare and sought after colors in Sapphire.
At All That Glitters, our goal has been to travel to the known gem producing country of Pad Sapphire (Sri Lanka - formerly Ceylon)
to seek out and select the best in color,
cutting, clarity and price. Tucson 2016 showed a few dealers who had the occasional Pad in stock, but they were typically
what we had seen abroad - extremely shallow, no brilliance, light in saturation/color, eye visible inclusions, all at very high
prices. We have chosen only the best available Pads to add to the All That Glitters inventory. All That Glitters Pad Sapphire will be of fine color,
decently faceted/brilliant and therefore lively gems, typically eye clean and priced well. We believe that no
other businesses can offer similar Padparadschas near the pricing we have established.
Many businesses will claim to have Pad Sapphires, and many small labs (especially abroad), will cert various colors (typically orange) Sapphires as Pads,
but the color has to be an orangy-pink or pinkish-orange. Also, from what we have heard when making an inquiry of GIA, it seems
that the tone as well as the saturation is taken into account - too light or deep in saturation will be a problem. Pink and Orange due to color zoning vs. true
dichroism, would also disqualify the certification of a Pad.
Though we have Pad certs for a number of Sapphires as well as certs indicating the color as orangy-pink or
pinkish-orange, we have sent Sapphires that we felt were truly Padparadschas to GIA for final say. So far, we have been 100% successful in chosing what we
feel is a Pad and have received a Pad cert back. We have other orangy Sapphires that many would call Pad, and perhaps they would cert out as Pad, but we have not
sent them in for certing at the present time.
To quote a small section of an article on Pad Sapphire that we found on-line:
Instantly recognisable for its pinkish-orange colour, the padparadscha is the rarest of all sapphires
and arguably the most beautiful. Prices for non-heat-treated stones of a good quality can soar to more than $50,000 per carat,
easily rivalling rubies and emeralds of the same size.
Enjoy the photos, information and the low pricing of our beautiful available Padparadscha Sapphires below.
1.46ct Rosey Orangy Sapphire. Very high chance it could cert as a Padparadscha. Dichroscope shows Orange and Pinkish colors.
(Poor color rendition in photo) (awa-20-02) New Price $3,564
Unheated 1.17ct Sapphire, certed as a Pad from foreign lab.
(Poor color rendition in photo) Believe that we saw Purple and an Orangy color in the dichroscope. Though
certed abroad as a Pad, we would just call this a uniquely colored Unheated Sapphire and at a good price for an Unheated
Not the best photo, but the color is pretty accurate to what the eye sees. A a nice looking 1.64ct Pinkish Orange Sapphire,
with a cert indicating it is a Padparadscha. Unheated. Some labs have more leeway on Pad certs and everyone wants a Pad because of the rarity and
high price! Though the color is a pinkish orange and one does see both pink and orange when using a dichroscope, we feel that it would most
likely cert as a Pad from GIA - but no guarantees. (emgex-20-01b) $4,264
1.40ct GIA Certed UNHEATED Padparadscha Sapphire (Orange Pink). We did not capture the true color of this gem, and photos
on the certs tend not to be very accurate either. Seeing in person is always the way to go....A very nice Pad, with some inclusions which are not
visible to the naked eye. The inclusions help to identify it's natural origin as well as the fact that it is Unheated!
An incredibly beautiful, large, lively and colorful 1.61ct Oval GIA Certed Padparadscha Sapphire. Color
is exactly what one expects for a true Pad, a pinkish orange, with the correct saturation without being too light or
dark. A neony bright color that gets your attention immediately. A must for someone who wants an outstanding Genuine
Padparadscha, certed by a well-respected Gem Lab; therefore, there is no question as to the identity of this particular gem!
Unfortunately, the true beauty and color cannot be captured in a photo, but one has a hint of the sparkle/brilliance.
Note: Magnification and bright lighting is required to
photograph gemstones. Some inclusions may be visible
under these circumstances. You are viewing photographs as
if you were using a loupe or microscope - not your unaided eye.
Under normal conditions, these inclusions may not be
Not responsible for mismatches of prices, photos, stocknumbers, etc.
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"...the fact remains that the gem has become my favorite as soon as I opened the box.
The appraiser gave the retail price around 15K which I am happy about; but for me, appraisal is only for insurance
and the identificaion purposes..."
YH - Yardley, PA (Item purchased at $8,000; appraised at $15,000!)
"Just wanted to drop a line to tell you I am so very pleased with the Sapphire Pair -
gorgeous medium-blue and so sparkly - and they have quite a lot of presence for the carat weight/mm size. They exhibit in
fact the blue color and sapphire performance I prefer in my blue sapphires, which is not easy find at all, so I treasure
this pair all the more."
MM - NYC, NY
"Thank you so much all is well, we got the stone last night and its amazing!
Can't wait to take it to a jeweller in the next few days :)"