Thursday, January 26, 2006
This beautiful Padparadscha and yellow sapphire pendant is by Brigitte Perreault Jewellery.
This sapphire is a red-orange colour. It's from Sri Lanka, well faceted and about 80 per cent brilliant.
It is one of the rarest and most-prized of the coloured corundums in the world.
The orange can be mixed with pink or violet to give the colour of the lotus blossom called by Sri Lankans, Padparadscha.
Padparadscha sapphires tend to be cleaner to the eye than rubies.
According to crystal lore, this stone improves the character of the selfish and encourages its wearer to think before they act.
It's on my wish list because I'm greedy and I need to address this in my character.