Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Orangy-Pink = Padparadscha!

What's the official name for orangy-pink? I'm thinking it could be "padparadscha". How about you?

Okay, I just googled it and discovered, "Pink-orange sapphires are also called padparadscha. Pure chromium is the distinct impurity of rubies."

Interesting! I am wondering who came up with the spelling of this word because it is also INTERESTING!

I like how this bead mix is coming together. The orangy-pinks mixed with yesterday's bubbly pink and the puffy gold pillow beads. Nice!

There are a couple left for tomorrow, so please stay tuned! This bead mix is also going to be a giveaway! :)


Glass Princess said...

I love Padparadcsha! Such a gorgeous color! I met a lady once with this beautiful ring and it had a stone in it that I was unfamiliar with.. that was it! It was stunning, exotic, and so unique looking! It may not be a color everyone loves, but I for one really like it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following!!

JustATish said...

I think the official name is 'Beautiful'!!!

coolmoon said...

Padparadscha means 'lotus flower' in the Sanskrit language. The beads you are showing in the photo are 'cherry quartz' - a GLASS bead sometimes mistakenly sold as actual Quartz.
These are the things you learn when you own a bead store.....

Danielle said...

I can't wait to see what you put togethere with all these wonderful beads and stones.

Lisa Crone said...

Wow, I loved reading the Glass Princess story about meeting someone who had a ring in the padparadscha color, thanks so much for sharing!

And, Thanks to Sheryl of Coolmoon for sharing that this word, padparadscha, means lotus flower in sandkrit!

So cool, thanks guys!

Almost Precious said...

The name, Padparadcsha, is a mouthful that's for sure and one that's a bugger for me to pronounce ... how about if we just call it coral ? :)
But yes it is a lovely color and the stones, regardless if they're 'cherry quartz' or real quartz, are very pretty.