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 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.