This wonderful vintage pendant is marked 14kt gold in an oriental setting. It features a padparadscha sapphire in a gold color. I've put some information about this type of stone below. This pendant belonged to my aunt who always had the best of the best! The pendant measures 1-1/4" x 3/4" and weighs 7.2 grams. Gorgeous!
Padparadscha sapphires may be little known to the general public, but they are treasured by gemstone connoisseurs. Yet after decades of debate, collectors, dealers, and gemologists cannot agree on a uniform standard for the padparadscha color range. Points of contention include how pink or how orange these sapphires can be, and whether certain tones are too dark to qualify. Some padparadscha sapphires are not evenly salmon colored, but rather color zoned with pink and yellow.
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