Pink Sapphire symbolizes sincerity, power through hardships, intense love and elegance. It is desired for its appealing rosy hue, extraordinary brilliance and high durability. The mystique and unique feminine appearance of Pink Sapphires make them a perfect choice for engagement rings that will stand out in the crowd. Padparadscha, which is an orange-pink Sapphire, is one of the most valuable and rarest gemstones in the world.
Pink Sapphire Quality & Price
The quality and value of any stone is evaluated on certain parameters.
Origin -Pink Sapphires were exceptionally rare and only found in a few countries across the globe i.e. Sri Lanka, Myanmar and East Africa. In 1998, new deposits were found in Madagascar slightly increasing the availability of the stone. Pink Sapphires from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) are the most desired and the rarest Sapphire Padparadscha (orangish pink stone) is also mined there.
Colour -Pink Sapphires range in colour from pale pink to vivid magenta. Most stones also have secondary hues of the colour red, purple or orange. The most sought after Pink Sapphire is the hot-pink or bubblegum-pink Sapphire which has a rich pink hue with purplish red overtones. Another Pink Sapphire that is highly desired is the rare Padparadscha which has an orangish hue.
Clarity -Natural inclusions such as fingerprints, rutile, negative crystals, line growth and color zoning are quite common in Pink Sapphire. Pink Sapphires without any eye visible inclusions are very rare and valuable.
Cut -Since Pink Sapphires are extremely rare, they are mostly cut in round and oval shapes as least wastage is involved in the cutting process. Highly faceted and fancy cuts such as cushion cut, marquise and heart shape are more valuable.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pink Sapphire
Pink Sapphire is the birthstone for which month?Pink Sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September.
Which country produces the best natural Pink Sapphire?Pink Sapphire is mined only across some parts of the globe i.e. Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Madagascar and East Africa. Stones from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) are the most sought after as their crystals have a rich colour and good clarity.
Who can wear Pink Sapphire?Pink Sapphire is desired for its beautiful pink hues and rarity. It is not an astrological stone, so it can be worn without the recommendation of an astrologer. There are no restrictions or limitations in wearing it.
Why is Pink Sapphire so desired for engagement rings?From royalty like Princess Eugenie to stars like Lady Gaga, Pink Sapphire engagement rings are a rising trend. The color pink exudes femininity and delicacy, coupled with an inner resilience and strength. The vibrant colour is also popular in engagement rings as many modern weddings have blush and baby pink colour themes. Pink sapphire symbolizes faithfulness, power through hardships, intense love and compassion, and subtle elegance. They are also a great alternative to the extremely expensive pink diamonds.
What is Padparadscha?Padparadscha sapphires are orange-pink stones and the rarest variety in the Sapphire family. It is mined in Sri Lanka and has been named after the color of a Lotus blossom. Padparadscha stones are strikingly beautiful and no other colored gemstone compares to its unique mix of pink and orange. Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring’s center piece is a Padparadscha Sapphire.
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