PARAIBA PENDANT 18K WHITE GOLD 35CTS DN-46

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Colors

NEON BLUE RARE  PARAIBA TOURMALINE 

 BEAUTIFUL  DESIGN

IN 18K SOLID WHITE GOLD

BEAUTIFUL DESIGNER PENDANT

 

 PARAIBA, A COPPER BEARING TOURMALINE FROM BRAZIL

 

 

 

PRETTY BLUE COLOUR 

WEIGHT : 35 CTS  APPROX.

SIZE:   20X14X11 MM APPROX. TOTAL SIZE  

 

 

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 

 

 

TOURMALINE

BRAZIL  

 

 

$600.00 USD

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