"This is the rarest and most sought-after gemstones globally"(source: GIA).
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. In gemology, Paraiba Tourmalines are copper-bearing and only Tourmalines. We’ve seen shops selling “Paraiba spinels”. There are no such things. These are lab grown and called by the GIA ‘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 most expensive and beautiful gemstones; they are judged by their 1) color (neon is top), 2) size, 3) clarity. This one has perfect color and saturation - it's neon blue. It's size and clarity are also rare - it is 3.21 carats, and is eye clean. Also 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 one literally looks like it is plugged in.
Even more rare is when a Paraiba of this quality comes from the original mining area in Brazil - this is one of those rarest of rare gemstones.
This gemstone comes with a certification of authenticity as a natural copper-bearing, neon blue Paraiba Tourmaline.
We put this gemstone in a befitting setting - 18K white gold with a halo of larger, colorless diamonds, and diamonds on the band and - 1.65 cttw. The photographs were taken in direct sunlight, which makes it even more neon.
A question we are asked often - does it in person look like the photographs? Yes! Even better - we photograph in direct sunlight, but the sparkle is truly impossible to catch on camera.
Size 6.5 (Easily sizable - we offer complementary sizing on our rings)
Solid 18K white gold
Weight: 1.65 cttw (approx)
Natural Paraiba Tourmaline
Size (L x W x D): 8.38 x 8.08 x 7.47 mm
Clarity: VS (colored gemstones are graded without a loupe)
Cut: Oval, brilliant
Color: Neon Blue, Paraiba color - blue with moderate saturation
'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.
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. In gemology, Paraiba Tourmalines are copper-bearing and only Tourmalines. We’ve seen online stores selling “Paraiba spinels”. There are no such things. These are lab grown and called by the GIA ‘synthetic’.