The Appeal Of Peach Sapphires
Peach sapphires hold a very special place within the category of unique and rare sapphires. They are sometimes categorized as orange, sometimes pink, and sometimes even considered to be padparadschas.
But there is indeed a range of color blends that create a peach sapphire, including hues of orange, gold, pink, and yellow. These sapphires are just stunning to behold, and with the golden elements that most contain, all skin tones can wear this earthy color, and it catches the reflection of the sun unlike any other color.
The Standard For Peach Sapphires
These sapphires are named after the color of the exterior surface of the fruit of the same name, and are similar in color to the skin of an apricot. The stones are much paler than the fruits themselves; light and bright in tone. These pastel beauties are quite rare and prized for their color range that complements many skin tones and works well with all metals.
These stones are a perfect alternative to the popular morganite, which exhibits a peach color, but lacks the shine and sparkle of a sapphire, is always treated, and is much softer than a sapphire leading to the likelihood of the stone cracking or scratching easily.
Clarity is a very important element for peach sapphires, as the light tones of pastel shades easily reveal inclusions . Any presence of cloudiness can dull the color and brilliance of the stone. Many people see peach sapphires as a fantastic alternative to the padparadscha sapphire.
What Is The Availability Of These Gems?
The only real difference between a peach sapphire and a padparadscha sapphire is saturation of color – peaches are generally lighter in tone. However, just like the padparadscha, they are often elusive to find in larger sizes. Most of the gem-quality, larger sized peach sapphires are found in Sri Lanka and Madagascar, with others being found in Tanzania.
Next up as we continue exploring these special colors of sapphires is Purplish-Pink Sapphires.