This is the rarest and most sought-after gemstones globally (source: GIA). This gemstone looks like it is lit up with batteries and can be seen from across the room. Paraiba tourmaline is one of the most expensive gemstones and they are judged by their 1) color, 2) size, 3) clarity.
This one has excellent color and saturation: it's neon greenish blue. The size is also rare at 5.87 carats. Moderate inclusions are considered normal for Paraibas which are Type III gemstones. 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. Inclusions in this copper-bearing stone actually increase the sparkle. In the industry, the color of this gemstone is called, "Windex blue" and "pool water blue".
We put this gemstone in a befitting18K white gold setting with two rows of larger, colorless diamonds on the band and diamonds on the setting basket. The photographs were taken in direct sunlight, which makes it even more neon. The gemstone photographs were not edited. This ring is actually this color.
This gemstone comes with certification of its authenticity. Tourmalines are sturdy gemstones, suitable for everyday wear.
Natural Paraiba Tourmaline
Weight: 5.87 carats
Size (LxWxD): 11.66 x 10.34 x 6.88 mm
Cut: Cushion, Brilliant
Color: NEON Greenish Blue Paraiba Color (greenish blue with moderate saturation)
Weight: 1.2 cttw (approx)
Size 6.5 (we offer complementary sizing on our rings)
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.
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...