Rare 3 ct Paraiba Tourmaline & Diamond Ring

$5,390.00
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SKU:
RTOU074
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Please note:  the video of this ring was taken without any lighting - the lights indoors made the gemstone too sparkly to video.
 
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 expensive and 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 exceptional - VVS/VS, a rarity for a 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- or right-hand ring.  Paraibas, as with other colored gemstones and as opposed to diamonds, are graded by the eye only.  Diamonds are always graded with at 10x loupe. 
 
This gemstone comes with a certification of authenticity as a natural copper-bearing and manganese-bearing, unheated 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 yellow gold, with floating colorless diamonds around this important gemstone.    The setting basket is comprised of the same colorless (very sparkly) diamonds.
 
Setting:
Size 6.5 (Easily sizable - we offer free sizing on our rings)
Solid 18K yellow gold
Highly polished
Diamonds:
Clarity/Color:  VS/F (colorless)
Weight:  .55 tcw (approx)
Shape/Cut:  Round/Brilliant
 
Gemstone:
Natural Paraiba Copper-Bearing (& Manganese-Bearing)) Tourmaline
Weight:  2.91 carats
Size (L x W x D):  8.9 x 8,6 x 6.6 mm
Clarity:  VVS/VS
Cut:  Cushion, Brilliant
Color:  Ice Blue 
Origin:  Mozambique
Treatment:  None
 
 
'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.