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Padparadscha – Lab Certification Roulette

Posted by Yvonne Raley on

Padparadscha – Lab Certification Roulette

Guest Blog by Inken Krause, Enhoerning Jewelry Entire book chapters and countless longish essays have been written about the ideal color of Padparadscha sapphire and the cultural history of this special color descriptor so full of romantic idealization and metaphoric meaning. Now Yvonne has asked me to edit a short guest blog (emphasis on short), so I will try to work on a more practical question. What does a sapphire look like that will, in all likelihood, be ennobled as Padparadscha by the most important American/European* gem labs? Several labs, AGL among them, agreed that this 2 ct unheated Ceylon...

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