Rare 13.5 ct Paraiba Tourmaline & Diamond Ring

$17,900.00
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RTOU078
Please be wary of 'lab grown' and 'cultured' Paraiba gemstones! They are synthetic, and are never worth more than just a few dollars. This is a natural, 'mined' Paraiba tourmaline. In gemology, Paraiba Tourmalines are copper-bearing and ONLY Tourmalines. We’ve seen shops selling “Paraiba spinels” and "Cultured Paraiba" as "not an imitation" Paraibas. There are NO such things in nature. These are lab grown and called by the GIA as ‘synthetic’. They are worthless.

Sunglasses optional.This is one of the rarest and most sought-after gemstones - and one of the most beautiful! This gemstone looks like it is lit up with batteries... it can be seen from across the room. Paraiba Tourmaline is one of the rarest and most expensive and beautiful 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 exceptional - 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 this fabulous gemstone - it sparkles better than glitter!

We put this ring in one of our most stunning designer settings - 18K white gold, with diamond swirls on the setting basket and a split shank band of larger, colorless diamonds - all around this important gemstone.

Setting:

Size 6.5 (Easily sizable - we offer free sizing on our rings)
Solid 18K white gold
Highly polished
Diamonds:
Clarity/Color: VS/F (colorless)
Weight: .90 tcw (approx)
Shape/Cut: Round/Brilliant

Gemstone:

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

'Designed & made by women for women'

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.