A Rare and Exceptional Padparadscha Sapphire and Diamond Ring

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    • One cushion-shaped padparadscha sapphire, 18.13 carats

    • Surrounded by variously-shaped diamonds, totalling approximately 11.90 carats

    • Diamond-set split shank

    • 18 karat white and yellow gold

    • Size 6

  • (18.13-carat Padparadscha Sapphire)
    SSEF report, numbered 10515, dated 22 February 2019, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), no indications of heating.
    SSEF appendix letter states that the padparadscha sapphire 'exhibits a remarkable size.....The attractive colour of this padparadscha is characterised by a vivid pinkish orange, further pronounced by the excellent purity and the well-proportioned cutting style......A natural padparadscha from Ceylon of this size and quality can be considered rare and exceptional.'

    附 瑞士SSEF 證書及Appendix

  • Catalogue Essay

    Very few people know that padparadscha belongs to the same corundum family where blue sapphires and rubies are from. Apart from ruby, Padparadscha is the only member who has its own designated name where ‘padma’ translates to a lotus flower species from Sinhalese. This petals of this flower display both orange and pink colours, this is also what makes padparadscha a singular gemstone of unique charm – its colour ranges from light to medium tones of pinkish orange to orange pink hues.
    For a gemstone to achieve this delicate balance of hues, both the chemical elements present and its cutting plays a vital role. This spectacular specimen of close to 20 carats is one that represents such a rare accomplishment. Also free from heat treatment which is common among corundum, this padparadscha sapphire from Sri Lanka is imbued with a natural pinkish orange glow. The ring is also carefully designed to keep the metal at a minimum, allowing diamonds to float around the ‘padma’ like lotus leaves in water, heightening its ethereal beauty.

  • Catalogue Essay

    橙粉紅色剛玉又名「帕帕拉恰(Padparadscha)」,與藍寶和紅寶一樣,都是剛玉家族的成員之一,但卻擁用自己專屬的名字。「帕帕拉恰」的名字源自「Padma」一字,在僧咖羅語中解作「紅蓮」,而此種蓮花的花瓣的顏色尤其等別,既粉紅又橙。「帕帕拉佮」剛玉之所以備愛藏家追捧,亦是因為其色澤獨特,色澤界乎於帶橙的粉紅色或帶粉紅的橙色之間,輕柔浪漫,詩意極濃。
    一顆剛玉要在顏色上達到如此精妙的平衡,不但需具備特定的化學元素組合,在切割方面的考慮亦會影響到寶石顏色的呈現。這顆幾近20克拉的帕帕拉恰所代表的正正就是這個難得一見的境界,所散發出的粉紅橙色眩目耀眼,加上完全沒有經過任何的熱處理,在剛玉中實屬罕見。戒指在設計方面又見巧思,將金屬的部分盡量隠藏,鑽石仿佛是紅蓮旁的浮萍,大小錯落,更能突出帕帕拉恰之美。

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A Rare and Exceptional Padparadscha Sapphire and Diamond Ring

18.13克拉「斯里蘭卡」天然橙粉紅色剛玉 配 鑽石戒指, 剛玉未經加熱處理

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HK$1,900,000 - 2,400,000 
$240,000-300,000

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Terry Chu
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Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019