Paraiba Tourmaline

PARAIBA TURMALINE

Paraiba tourmaline is one of the most valuable and sought-after gemstones in the world. The reason for this is the extraordinary brilliance and color of the turquoise-blue crystal. Its "Electric Blue" or "Lagoon" hues seem almost otherworldly.

It was first discovered in the late 1980s in the state of Paraiba in Brazil. Tourmalines are among the minerals with the greatest variety of colors, but they had previously never been found in turquoise. Usually it is elements such as iron, manganese, chromium and vanadium that give tourmalines their specific color. Paraiba tourmaline owes its intensely bright color to the element copper, which has never before been observed in a tourmaline. Thus, the color spectrum of Paraiba tourmalines ranges from intense neon blue to shades of turquoise to bright green. The stone reveals the extraordinary vivacity of its color only once it has been cut. When faceted, it sparkles with unparalleled brilliance.

Paraiba tourmalines are also the only gem variety besides opals that intensely split white sunlight into neon colors. In 2005, another deposit of turquoise tourmalines was found in Mozambique in Africa, the only other one it its kind so far. The stones from this find are virtually equal to the Brazilian Paraiba Tourmalines in terms of brilliance and quality. Due to their chemical composition, these gemstones are classified as Paraiba Tourmalines as well. Both mines are depleted by now and Paraiba Tourmalines are therefore a true rarity.

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In 2005 a new location of Paraiba tourmalines has been discovered.
They were not quite as bright as their siblings in Brazil,
but have so far been the only successors of the long exhausted mine in Paraiba.
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Paraiba Turmaline Highlights

CÔTE D’AZUR

CÔTE D’AZUR

CÔTE D’AZUR

CÔTE D’AZUR

PARAIBA

PARAIBA

BLUE MAGIC

BLUE MAGIC

PARAIBA TURMALINE

PARAIBA TURMALINE

Water Lines

Water Lines

CARIBBEAN ISLAND

CARIBBEAN ISLAND

Sunset Shore

Sunset Shore

Carribian Islands

Carribian Islands

Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

TURQUOISE

TURQUOISE

ANTIBES

ANTIBES

ANAMCARA

ANAMCARA

ANAMCARA

ANAMCARA

TURQUOISE

TURQUOISE

ICEBERG

ICEBERG

OCEAN TEAR

OCEAN TEAR

FLOATING WAVE

FLOATING WAVE

EYE OF THE SEA

EYE OF THE SEA

OCEAN OF LIFE

OCEAN OF LIFE

THE BIG BLUE

THE BIG BLUE

OCEAN TEAR

OCEAN TEAR

PARAIBA HILLS

PARAIBA HILLS

SAILOR

SAILOR

SEASIDE

SEASIDE

BLUE SLICES

BLUE SLICES

SURGE

SURGE

PARAIBA SYMPHONY

PARAIBA SYMPHONY

SURGE

SURGE

BLUE EYE

BLUE EYE

BLUE LADY

BLUE LADY

FARAGLIONI

FARAGLIONI

FRONZEN WAVES

FRONZEN WAVES

ISLANDS IN THE STREAM

ISLANDS IN THE STREAM

ABSOLUT PERFECTION

ABSOLUT PERFECTION

MERMAID

MERMAID

BLUE MAGIC

BLUE MAGIC

CAPRI BLOSSOM

CAPRI BLOSSOM

BLUE ICE

BLUE ICE

Paraiba New

Paraiba New

PARAIBA HARMONY SYMPHONY

PARAIBA HARMONY SYMPHONY

DIAMOND PARAIBA DROPS

DIAMOND PARAIBA DROPS

ENDLESS PARAIBA

ENDLESS PARAIBA

DIAMOND AND PARAIBAS

DIAMOND AND PARAIBAS

PARAIBA STRING

PARAIBA STRING

PARAIBA DUST

PARAIBA DUST

PARAIBA RISE

PARAIBA RISE

BONBON

BONBON

OCEAN OF LIFE

OCEAN OF LIFE

LITTLE ISLAND

LITTLE ISLAND

SPACE ODDITY

SPACE ODDITY

ROYAL ISLAND

ROYAL ISLAND

PARADISE TEARS

PARADISE TEARS

PARAIBA SPROUTING

PARAIBA SPROUTING

NEON LADIES

NEON LADIES

SUN SPLASH

SUN SPLASH

ANTIKA

ANTIKA

LSD

LSD

WAVES

WAVES

WATER AND FLAMES

WATER AND FLAMES

SUN & WATER

SUN & WATER

WATER AND FLAMES

WATER AND FLAMES