Padparadscha Sapphire is a rare pink/orange sapphire mainly found in Sri Lanka. The word Padparadscha is derived from a Singhalese word for a lotus flower due to its unusual and much sort after fiery salmon colour. Padparadscha sapphire was believed to be so strong it could protect its owner even once it had been passed on to somebody else. It is said to bring inner peace to its wearer and enables them to become more aware of their surroundings. They are considered to be among the most beautiful and valuable of the corundum gems.