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Get Ready for the Padparadscha Sapphire Explosion

Padparadscha sapphire is a bit of a mouth full, but difficult to say or not, this is the stone that many customers will be asking for and asking...

Padparadscha sapphire is a bit of a mouth full, but difficult to say or not, this is the stone that many customers will be asking for and asking about now that Princess Eugenie has just been given one as her engagement ring. This unusual pink sapphire is also known at the “lotus blossom sapphire”.

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So what makes a pink sapphire a padparadscha sapphire is a matter of debate among experts. But what is agreed is that the padparadscha sapphire is a special variety of gem corundum, featuring a delicate mix of pink and orange making it one of the rarest colours you can get in sapphires. A characteristic that Princess Eugenie’s fiancé, Brooksbank said attracted him to the ring as the stone matches Princess Eugenie’s personality, “it changes colour when it hits certain lights, much like Eugenie.”
 
The floral halo shape seems to be a firm favourite with the royals - with Kate Middleton’s and Princess Eugenie’s Mother’s ring also being a floral halo design. Princess Margaret and Wallis Simpson also had a halo style engagement ring.

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The other obvious style favoured by the royals for their engagement rings of course is colour gemstones (the recent ring designed for Meghan Markle being an obvious exception), as all of the rings mentioned all contain colour stones from blue and pink sapphires to emeralds.

   
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