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Sell Padparadscha
Here’s everything you need to know about selling Padparadscha jewelry and gemstones
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Last updated: December 24, 2023

Of all the sapphires in the world, none can hold a candle to Padparadscha gems. These were originally sourced in Sri Lanka and are among the most prized possessions of collectors around the world. They are the most valuable and the rarest of all the sapphires and they come in a wide range of exquisite orange/pink hues. If you are selling Padparadscha gems, you need to do all you can to make sure you are getting what they are worth. Here are five things you need to know about selling Padparadscha to make sure you receive the maximum value.

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How to Sell Padparadscha Sapphires with Worthy


1 Prep for sale


2 Auction online


3 Get paid

  1. Tell us about your item – answer a few basic questions about your Padparadscha jewelry for our experts to review. 
  2. Shipping – Schedule a secure FedEx pickup from your home or drop off from a FedEx location. Worthy covers all shipping costs plus insured shipping by Lloyds of London. 
  3. Prepare for sale – Our team of experts professionally cleans and photographs your Padparadscha jewelry before sending it out for grading at a third-party lab, such as GIA or IGI. 
  4. Online auction – Once you have set a reserve price and started your online gemstone auction, you’ll be able to watch the offers roll in. 
  5. Get paid – When your item has sold, you’ll receive the final sale amount, minus Worthy’s fee, which is a percentage of the sale price. 
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Luxury Item Protection

Worthy provides full insurance coverage for every shipment. We trust Lloyd’s of London, a global leader in insurance since 1688, to protect all valuables auctioned on our platform.

About Padparadscha Sapphires

Padparadscha’s Origins

These unique sapphires were originally found only in Sri Lanka, although in the recent years new sources have been discovered in Madagascar and Tanzania. The name – Padparadscha (Sapphire) – is derived from the Sinhalese word meaning Lotus Blossom.

Pink and Orange Are Padparadscha’s Color Range

Depending on which jeweler you approach, the precise color of Padparadscha gemstones will differ. There are a wide range of tones, shades, hues and color spectrums, and they are priced as much as top-tier blue sapphires. Generally speaking, Padparadscha Sapphires tend to have a pastel color, with pink and orange being the accepted color range. 

Gemstone Quality and Size Affect Padparadscha’s Value

It is entirely possible to pay upwards of thousands of dollars per carat. The rarity and delicacy of these pinkish and orange-tinted sapphires is without question. However, the price of these sapphires is dependent on a host of factors, including the gemstone’s quality and the size of the gemstone. The value of these sapphires is greater when they are unheated specimens.

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World-Class Grading Labs

We put our trust in the best diamond grading labs in the world, such as the GIA and IGI, to grade items prior to auction. Diamonds and gemstones sold with grading reports from these top labsare considered more valuable and can command higher prices.

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Many Padparadscha Gemstones Have an Unusual Cut

Due to the high scarcity of Padparadscha sapphires, cutters try to conserve as much material as possible, which is why many Padparadschas may have an unusual shape. At the same time, their light tones make these gemstones more vulnerable to showing inclusions. However, the rarity of Padparadscha sapphires makes consumers sacrifice high clarity in order to gain in color and brilliance. 

Padparadscha is Widely Used in Fine Jewelry

Sapphires are widely regarded as one of the finest gemstones used in the crafting of high-end jewelry, and more countries around the world now contribute to the supply of these precious gems.

Last updated: December 24, 2023