Natural Orange Sapphire
COLOR: Orange Sapphire hue from pale orange to a vivid reddish-orange, or a deep orange with brownish overtones.
ORIGIN: Thailand, Australia, Sri-Lanka, Africa
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: Al2O3Corundum (Aluminium Oxide)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 4.00
REFRACTIVE INDEX: 1.76 to 1.77
FORMATION: At some point, millions of years ago, source rocks inside the earth’s crust were subjected to intense pressures and high temperatures, causing the atoms to recombine into new metamorphic (changed) rocks which included sapphires (corundum). Padparadscha is a delicate light to medium toned pink-orange to orange-pink hue corundum, found as deposits some parts of world. Padparadscha sapphires are rare; the rarest of all is the totally natural variety, with no sign of artificial treatment.
BIRTHSTONE: Sapphire is birthstone for September
UNUSUAL PROPERTIES: Orange Sapphires bring the wisdom of loving creation from the heart to the world. Their joyful orange energies activate the seat of one’s sexual energy and the fountain of creativity. They align the will to create with the heart, encouraging one to revel in life’s sensory experiences and in the expression of ideas and artistic truths. Orange Sapphires are solar stones, bringing warmth and physical comfort. They impart vitality and strength of purpose, lending the ability to move forward with endeavours or stand firm in opposition.
TREATMENT: Beryllium treatment was discovered by accident during a normal heat treatment back in the 1980’s in Thailand. Small fragments of chrysoberyl mixed with the corundum have been the cause of the color enhancement during the heat treatment. The color is 100% stable.
USAGE: Pendants, rings and necklaces, studs or earrings and any other jewellery.
WHAT WE SUPPLY: Best quality Orange Sapphire in Round Cut in different sizes.