PARAIBA HEART PENDANT 18K WHITE GOLD 15CTS D-4

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Colors

NEON BLUE RARE  PARAIBA TOURMALINE 

 BEAUTIFUL HEART DESIGN

 

STUDDED WITH DIAMONDS 

IN 18K SOLID WHITE GOLD

WITH VS DIAMONDS

BEAUTIFUL DESIGNER PENDANT

 

 PARAIBA, A COPPER BEARING TOURMALINE FROM BRAZIL

 

 

 

PRETTY BLUE COLOUR 

WEIGHT : 15 CTS  APPROX.

PARAIBA: 15, 0.12CT

DIAMOND 14, 0.10CT

GOLD 18K GRAMS 3.15G

SIZE:   21X16X6 MM APPROX. TOTAL SIZE  

 

TOURMALINE

BRAZIL  

RARE Paraiba tourmaline

These cupriferous tourmalines from the Mina da Batalha in the Federal Brazilian State of Paraiba are small, rare and precious. Their spirited turquoise to green colours are such as are not found in any other gemstone in the world. The exclusiveness of this legendary find makes these rare gemstones real treasures. Paraiba stones are assumed to be heat treated.


Normally, iron, manganese, chrome and vanadium are the elements responsible for the beautiful colouring in tourmalines. The Paraiba tourmaline is different: it owes its splendid colour to copper, an element which has never before been observed in a tourmaline. Indeed quite a fair proportion of its weight consists of copper. But scientists have discovered that it often also contains manganese.

In the Paraiba tourmaline, the interplay between these two elements gives rise to a variety of fascinatingly beautiful colours: emerald green, turquoise to sky blue, sapphire blue, indigo, bluish-violet, and purple.

Some top stones have sold for over 50,000 per carat 

$400.00 USD

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