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Pala International has consistently earned its reputation as the direct source for the finest colored stones.

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Malawi Padparadscha

This stunning pear-shaped imperial padparadscha, or fancy sapphire, hails from Malawi. This stone dates back to the 1980s in the Chimwadzulu Hill locality, although it was producing ruby and sapphire as early as 1958 (see R. W. Hughes, Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide, 2017, p. 508). The stone's measurements are 12.08 x 9.80 x 6.34 mm. It comes with an AGL certificate stating it is natural in color with no indication of heat treatment. The flower comes complimentary.

Pear-shaped 5.65-carat natural padparadscha sapphire from Malawi, 12.08 x 9.80 x 6.34 mm with AGL certificate. Inventory #21312. (Photo: Mia Dixon)

Pear-shaped 5.65-carat natural padparadscha sapphire from Malawi, 12.08 x 9.80 x 6.34 mm with AGL certificate. Inventory #21312. (Photo: Mia Dixon)

For an essay on the elusive hue of padparadscha, see "Ownership of Words" by Richard W. Hughes.

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