Rare 5.45 ct Paraiba Tourmaline & Diamond Ring

$14,990.00
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SKU:
RTOU071

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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 most expensive and beautiful gemstones; they are judged by their 1) color, 2) size, 3) clarity.  This one has perfect color  - it's neon mint bluish green.  It's size is great - 5.45 carats and it's clarity is exceptional - VVS, a rarity for a Type III gemstone. 
 
Moderate inclusions are considered normal for Paraibas.  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, unheated Paraiba Tourmaline.
 
We put this ring in one of our most stunning designer settings - 18K white gold, with a halo of larger, colorless diamonds around this important gemstone.    The band consists of a diamond split shank.
 
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:  .84 tcw (approx)
Shape/Cut:  Round/Brilliant
 
Gemstone:
Natural Paraiba Copper-Bearing Tourmaline
Weight:  5.45 carats
Size (L x W x D):  12.76 x 9.28 x 6.8 mm
Clarity:  VVS/VS
Cut:  Oval, Brilliant
Color:  Bluish mint, 
Origin:  Mozambique
 
'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.