Drink in the sun quenched colors of papaya quartz. As the summer sun sets and scatters its warmth against the sky, let this elegant stone add sophistication to a romantic evening under the stars. With its lush melon hues and dazzling sparkle, this rare pinkish-orange beauty will make you feel like royalty.
Papaya quartz is a stunning pinkish-orange stone. Its color blends the beauty of ruby and pink sapphire. Its magnificent color, also known as the padparadscha color after the coveted padparadscha sapphire, has earned papaya quartz the reputation of being an elegant and high-status stone. Papaya quartz's pinkish orange color can range from mostly pink to mostly orange. However, in order to be considered a padparadscha color it must display both orange and pink hues with a pastel tone. There is no standard preference for whether orange or pink should the dominant hue. Like padparadscha sapphire, papaya quartz symbolizes both royalty and class. This highly desired gemstone has undergone a unique coloring process. Very high quality naturally clear quartz crystals have been colored to achieve this rare pinkish orange hue. Papaya quartz is exclusive to us, and we are proud to offer this elegant and stylish gemstone at a fraction of the cost. Papaya quartz is fine transparent quartz that sparkles brilliantly as light passes through the stone uninterrupted. This stunning gemstone is best viewed in daylight, especially during the golden hour, that period shortly after sunrise or just before sunset.
Quartz is one of the most abundant single minerals on earth. It makes up close to 12 percent of the earth's crust, and occurs in a wide variety of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. It is also the most diverse gemstone in terms of varieties, colors forms and has been used for thousands of years.
While jewelry quality quartz can be found in Africa, Madagascar, India, and the United States, the best quality and most brilliant natural clear quartz crystals are found in Brazil. We source clear quartz crystals gemstones from Brazilian mines, and we have taken our stones through a unique coloring process to display this highly desired padparadscha hue.