Please be wary of 'lab grown' and 'cultured' Paraiba gemstones! They are synthetic, and are never worth more than 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”. There are NO such things in nature. These are lab grown and called by the GIA as ‘synthetic’. They are worthless.
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 beautiful gemstones; they are judged by their 1) color, 2) size, 3) clarity. This one has a fabulous color - it's ice blue It's clarity is good Type III gemstone. Moderate inclusions are considered normal for Paraibas and other Type III gemstones. It has a perfect cut and size for either a left-hand (alternative engagement ring) or right-hand ring. Paraibas, as with other tourmalines are hard gemstones and suitable for everyday wear.
This gemstone comes with a certification of authenticity as a natural copper-bearing and manganese-bearing, 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 two large (half carat) diamonds on either side of this gemstone. The setting basket is comprised of the more colorless (very sparkly) diamonds.
Size 6.5 (Easily sizable - we offer complimentary sizing on our rings)
Solid 18K white gold
Clarity/Color: SI/F (colorless)
Weight: 1.11 tcw
Natural Paraiba Copper-Bearing (& Manganese-Bearing)) Tourmaline
Weight: 3.33 carats
Size (L x W x D): 11.25 x 8,2 x 5.62 mm
Cut: Oval, Brilliant
Color: Ice Blue with a slight touch of green
'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.