How a tiny dot tells a story

A beautiful orange-pink sapphire, that some may choose to call a padparadscha, came across the table the other day in our buying office in the ruby and sapphire market in Chanthaburi, Thailand.

The color was that perfect orange-pink with a slight hint of purple that its so reminiscent of the Lotus Flower. The value of these orange-pinks can be astronomical with collectors, afficianados and jewelry lovers. However, all is not what it seems …

These dark blue inkdot shown in a photomicrograph are often seen in Songea sapphires.

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