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Padparadscha Solitude in Yellow Gold
While this one-of-a-kind piece was made for a client, we are able to create a unique version just for you within your desired price range. Please contact us by email if this is of interest. If you want to read more about our custom process, click here.
The padparadscha is the world's rarest sapphire. The name is derived from a Sinhalese word for “aquatic lotus blossom” and the gemstone holds a beautiful salmon color. The color can range from a pinkish to an orange hue. Padparadscha's are not well known to the general public, but gemstone collectors treasure them. They are considered a collectors stone and are generally purchased as quickly as they are found.
Padparadscha’s are considered rare because of their limited locale. They are commonly from Sri Lanka, but are also found to be from Madagascar and Tanzania. The finest padparadscha sapphires are believed to come from Sri Lanka.
Most jewelry customers think all sapphires are blue, but in fact sapphires come in a rainbow of colors from white, black, brown, gray, violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and intermediate hues. Some sapphires exhibit the phenomenon known as color change, most often going from blue in daylight or fluorescent lighting to purple under incandescent light.
Sapphire scores a 9 on Mohs scale, and thus has excellent toughness and does not break easily when struck. This makes it a great choice for rings subject to daily wear.
For centuries, sapphire has been associated with royalty and romance. The world’s most famous engagement ring is Kate Middleton’s and Princess Diana’s blue sapphire, the "Royal Blue" - a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire from Sri Lanka.
Sapphire is the birthstone of September, and is the gemstone of creative expression and inner peace and meditation. Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. It has decorated the robes of royalty and clergy members for centuries. In ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens were convinced that blue Sapphires protected their owners from envy and harm.
All of our rings are standard EU sizes. If you don’t know your EU size, you can visit a local jeweller and have them measure your finger or one of your rings to determine the correct ring size. If you are unable to do this, please feel free to use our options below.
MEASURE AT HOME
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Measure the diameter of a ring you know fits the person you are giving the ring to. Alternatively: choose the most common ring size (EU 54/17.2 mm/US size 7) and have your local jeweler adjust the ring if needed afterwards.