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 Post subject: Sapphire colour identification
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:01 am 
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Hi there,

I will need some good eyes to tell me, if the sapphire attached looks like a special gem ?
It is a certified non heated, pink sapphire from Sri Lanka.
(I tried my best to adjust the colour of the taken photo from my camera to appear like the real gem colour.)


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 Post subject: Questions for the experts on Sapphires
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:26 am 
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Hi All,

I would like to know what you think of this unheated sapphire from Sri Lanka?


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 Post subject: Re: Sapphire colour identification
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:00 pm 
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Looks like a pink sapphire to me as well. It is beautiful.
I think you might be hoping someone will call this a padparadsha. (Someone probably would. Not me.)
I do not think it has enough of an orange component to technically fall into that category.
See:
Padparadscha Sapphire • Ownership of Words • Lotus Gemology

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A picture from the article above taken by Tino Hammid depicts a padparadscha from Sri Lanka which was cited by Robert Crowningshield as the epitome of the variety. Photo © Tino Hammid.

Alan Hodgkinson has been known to carry a large padparadsha in his pocket that is more pastel than the gem pictured above. For me, that would be the perfect color.


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 Post subject: Re: Sapphire colour identification
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Hi I wish I have someone who can look at the stone with me in real life. It is similar to this padparadcha I found online. (Attached) I couldn’t really capture the colour and saturation well enough, oh well•• not a good camera.


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 Post subject: Re: Sapphire colour identification
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:45 am 
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If your stone looks more like this last picture than like your own first pictures, it might very well be called padparadscha.
Otherwise it is just a pinkish windowed sapphire (we don't even know the size or weight).
Make your choice !


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 Post subject: Re: Sapphire colour identification
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:53 am 
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Hi thank you all for your help. The carat size is 2.02. My own picture looks brown but in real life it looks like the last picture I posted.


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 Post subject: Re: Sapphire colour identification
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:49 am 
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Whatever you say. :D


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