Know your gemstones — Padparadscha

Famous Padparadscha Sapphire (King Sapphire) set on the engagement ring of Princess Eugenie

Famous Padparadscha Sapphire (King Sapphire) set on the engagement ring of Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank is a member of the British royal family. She is the younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York. She is tenth in the line of succession to the British throne and her engagement ring featured a large Padparadscha Sapphire, a rare stone that has a pink tint to it, surrounded by diamonds. This Padparadscha Sapphire flower ring is set on a curved yellow-gold band. The ring is said to be strikingly similar to Princess Eugenie's mother, Sarah, Duchess of York's, engagement ring which was given to her in 1986 by...

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Padparadscha Sapphire from Ceylon | King Sapphire

Padparadscha Sapphire from Ceylon | King Sapphire

The name Padparadscha derives its unique name from the Sinhalese language (the Indo-Aryan language primarily spoken by the Sinhalese people of Sri Lanka, where most Padparadscha Sapphires are found). The word ‘moaurd.ZmoaurdvsI (Padma-raga)’ means the “Lotus blossom”. The word ‘Padma’ means the Lotus flower and ‘raga’ means the ‘color/Lust’. The unique color of this corundum gemstone is quite similar to the color of Lotus flower, sunset color or to the color of tropical fruits which is has a fascinating combination of pink and orange and its color cannot be compared to any other gemstone. Therefore, Padparadscha Sapphire is one of the rarest...

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