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Lily Arkwright sponsors Manchester Film Festival

Manchester Film Festival

Lily Arkwright are thrilled to support Manchester Film Festival 2023 as this years lead partner. MFF showcases the very best UK & international...

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Lily Arkwright Supports Unicef

Supporting Unicef

This year marks Lily Arkwright's 5th year of supporting Unicef during Black Friday building upon our successful 2019 Unicef Halloween Ball partner...

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Lily Arkwright Supports Global Witness

Global Witness

Global Witness brings together the issues of human rights, corruption, the trade in natural resources, the role of banks, the arms trade, conflict...

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Lily Arkwright Award Nominations


Award Winning Jeweller

Proudly nominated for two of the UK's showcase Jewellery awards.

We're thrilled to have been nominated for Showroom Design of the Year by The Retail Jewellery awards committee and also Team of The Year by the Professional Jeweller awards team.


Padparadscha Sapphire Engagement Rings

What are padparadscha sapphire engagement rings?

Padparadscha sapphire engagement rings feature a rare and prized gemstone renowned for its stunning blend of pink and orange hues, reminiscent of a sunset. These sapphires, named after the lotus flower's colour, symbolise love, harmony, and beauty. Padparadscha sapphires showcase a unique and mesmerising colour palette, often set in various styles—solitaires, halos, or with accent stones—offering elegance and individuality. Valued for their scarcity and exceptional beauty, padparadscha sapphires are durable and suitable for daily wear. Their captivating colour and association with tranquillity make these engagement rings a cherished and exquisite choice, evoking a sense of romance and sophistication.

What is the history of padparadscha sapphire engagement rings?

The history of padparadscha sapphire engagement rings traces back to the gem's discovery in Sri Lanka. These rare sapphires, named after the Sinhalese word for lotus blossom, gained recognition for their enchanting pink-orange hues, akin to a sunset's glow. Padparadscha's allure captured attention in royal courts, esteemed for their unique colour and rarity. In modern times, their scarcity and exquisite beauty propelled padparadscha sapphires into the spotlight, becoming a sought-after choice for engagement rings. With a legacy rooted in rarity, elegance, and symbolism, padparadscha sapphire rings represent a unique and cherished expression of enduring love and timeless sophistication.

What is the difference between sapphire and padparadscha?

Sapphire and padparadscha are both varieties of corundum, differing primarily in colour. Sapphires come in various hues, commonly blue, but also in colours like yellow, pink, or purple. Padparadscha sapphires, named after the lotus flower, exhibit a unique blend of pink and orange, evoking a sunset's tones. While sapphires span a spectrum of colours, padparadscha stands out for its rare and distinctive coloration. The rarity and specific colour combination of padparadscha sapphires, resembling a sunset or a lotus flower, distinguish them as highly coveted and sought-after gemstones in the world of jewellery.


Celebrity Padparadscha Rings

Princess Eugenie's padparadscha engagement ring

Princess Eugenie's engagement ring, a breathtaking padparadscha sapphire embraced by diamonds, radiates a mesmerising fusion of pink and orange tones. Crafted by British jewellers, the oval cut gem symbolises love and new beginnings, embodying a royal blend of sophistication and rare beauty in a distinctive, regal design.

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Padparadscha gemstones

Padparadscha engagement rings feature a unique and sought after sapphire, blending pink and orange hues reminiscent of a sunset's warmth. Revered for their rarity and beauty, these stunning gems symbolise love and harmony, offering an exquisite choice for those seeking an extraordinary and distinctive expression of commitment and romance.