Rare 13.5 ct Paraiba Tourmaline & Diamond Ring

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Paraiba Tourmaline is one of the rarest and most expensive gemstones; they are judged by their 1) color, 2) size, 3) clarity. This one has a fabulous color - it's ice teal (seafoam).  It's clarity is VVS, a rarity for a Type III gemstone. Moderate inclusions are considered normal for Paraibas and other Type III gemstones. It has a perfect cut if you like larger gemstones for either a left- or right-hand ring.

This gemstone comes with a certification of authenticity as a natural copper-bearing and manganese-bearing, unheated/untreated Paraiba Tourmaline. The copper and manganese are evident when light hits the gemstone - it sparkles.

We put this spectacular gemstone in an 18K white gold setting with diamond swirls on the basket and a split shank band of larger, colorless diamonds.

Natural Paraiba Copper-Bearing (& Manganese-Bearing)) Tourmaline
Weight: 13.53 carats 
Size (LxWxD): 15.76 x 14.09 x 10 mm
Clarity: VVS
Cut: Roundish Oval, Brilliant
Color: Ice Teal (seafoam)
Origin: Mozambique
Treatment: None (unheated/untreated)


Size 6.5 (free sizing on our rings)
Metal:  Solid 18K White Gold
Highly polished
Accents:  Diamonds
Clarity/Color: VS/F (colorless)
Weight:1.70 tcw (approx)
Shape/Cut: Round/Brilliant

Paraiba Tourmalines were first discovered in the 1980s in Brazil. Today, most of the Paraiba Tourmaline is mined in Mozambique. Paraibas are copper-bearing and because of this, they absolutely become neon in any kind of lighting. Besides copper, the German Foundation for Gemstone Research has also found gold content within Paraiba Tourmaline, equaling to about 8.6 parts per every million.

Legend and Lore*
This gemstone is credited to having mystical and magical powers to guard one against misfortune and danger. They influence heavily over love and friendship and support stability in both.

*Legend and Lore is not fact or science-based. It is purely for entertainment that we include this.