Orange Sapphire

  • Hardness

    9.0 on the Mohs scale.

  • Occurrence

    Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, India, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Tanzania, Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Malagasy Republic, Malawi, Pakistan, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), United States (Montana, North Carolina).

  • Appearance

    Situtated between the golden sapphire and padparadscha in color, these sapphires are becoming very popular. Can be confused with Mexican fire opal, or orange citrine.

  • Enhancements

    Orange sapphire is always heat treated to produce, intensify or lighten color and/or improve color uniformity and appearance. Orange sapphire is occasionally irradiated to provide temporary intense yellow or orange color.

    More information on gemstone enhancements.

  • Gemstone Family

    Orange Sapphire is a member of the Sapphire gemstone family.

Orange Sapphire
Orange Sapphire

0.68 ct.
5.8x4.5mm Oval Cut
Vivid Orange
Very Slightly Included
[E] Routinely enhanced.
Orange Sapphire Display Only (sold)