Beryl var. Morganite
Untreated, eye clean, Padparadscha Sapphire octagon weighing 0.88 cts, from Tunduru, Tanzania
In different times and different countries padparadscha color was not always the same and it’s still a matter of hot debate, even among experts. Padparadscha is a variety of corundum. The color is covering tints between rose colour and orange. It can be understood as a mixture of weak red and weak yellow, or marriage between ruby and yellow sapphire. Padparadscha is considered a rare gemstone originally from Sri Lanka. It’s high estimation is related to high prices. People buying padparadscha expect unheated stones, since heating a natural padparadscha results in a loss of its yellow colour component.
Padparadscha Sapphire Drop Necklace from Harry Winston
Fly Geyser in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada
Some places are like people: some shine and some don’t.
SXSW | TX | 03/12/14
Oh hai, saw you at Cain’s last week