During the late 1980s, in the federal state of Brazil, Paraiba tourmaline crystals were found of such extraordinary luminosity like never seen before in the wolrd. Except for opals, Paraiba tourmalines are the only gemstone variety in the world that can fan out white sunlight into neon colours. Their electric blue and lagoon shades are “out of this world”. In combination with the African opals, this creates a radiance that will bring a smile to those that lay eyes on them.
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.