There are very few gemstones as legendary as Padparadscha sapphire. Sapphires are extremely rare and typically occur in the blue color schemes. However, they can naturally occur in many colors and the absolute rarest and most collectible is beautiful, feminine mixture of orange and pink hues referred to as Padparadscha. Many lesser merchants and unscrupulous dealers use this term loosely. In fact, any use of the term Padparadscha, as a natural sapphire color must be verified by laboratory certification which also uses the same term to describe its color. In the case of Brilliant Stars, we exclusively use the GIA laboratory which is by far the most prestigious in the world. GIA has certified this magnificent collectible 6.25 carat gemstone as a “natural, Padparadscha sapphire.” This means that the gemstone is unheated and free of any treatments whatsoever. Our full certification by GIA further confirms the fact that we have purchased the natural rough of this sapphire in Sri Lanka. Not only is the Padparadscha variety in sapphires super rare but the fact that such a large sapphire is unheated makes it even more collectible. Add to that the fact that the sapphire has a Sri Lankan origin…. where the term Padparadscha originated….and you have yourself a superstar! This stunning two tone ring uses 18K rose gold as a basket to hold the Padparadscha sapphire while custom cut, half-moon shaped side diamonds flank each side. Small diamond accents frame the half-moons and continue down the 18K white gold shank. A true museum piece! Most importantly, this is an heirloom quality, handmade piece of jewelry art which is sure to increase in value over time. The rarity of such sapphires are beyond compare and our full GIA certification, with country of origin, can independently attest to the piece’s significance.