PARAIBA SEAHORSE PENDANT 18K WHITE GOLD 15CTS D-6

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Colors

NEON BLUE RARE  PARAIBA TOURMALINE 

 BEAUTIFUL SEAHORSE DESIGN

 

STUDDED WITH VS DIAMONDS 

IN 18K WHITE GOLD

BEAUTIFUL DESIGNER PENDANT

 

 PARAIBA, A COPPER BEARING TOURMALINE FROM BRAZIL

 

 

 

PRETTY BLUE COLOUR 

WEIGHT : 15 CTS  APPROX.

PARAIBA: 15, 81  0.45CT

DIAMOND 11,0.07CT

GOLD 18K GRAMS 3.16G

SIZE:   39X13X2 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.


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  

 

 

$400.00 USD

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