Paraïba tourmaline 2.16 ct
Normal price €18.250,00
2.16 carat Paraïba tourmaline in the sought after intense neon blue color. The paraiba tourmaline is cut in a triangle shape which is one of the best cuts for Paraiba tourmaline. A fine example of one of the rarest type of tourmaline. View our jewelry for inspiration on how you can have this gemstone converted by us into a piece of jewelry of your choice.
Color: Neon blue
Weight: 2.16 ct
Format (mm): 9.3 x 9.1 x 5.2
Certificate: House certificate
Tourmaline is a type 2 gemstone which means that fine inclusions are accepted. These are present in the form of very subtle healed cracks. This stone is completely natural and probably heated to improve the color.
This stone is suitable for use in all jewelry.
Product number: 100710
No other gem has made as much of an impact in the gem market in recent years as the Paraiba tourmaline. This material is named after the Brazilian state of Paraiba, where it was first found in 1987.
Its extraordinarily bright blue, turquoise to green color does not appear in any other wearable gemstone. The shade is often referred to as "electric" or "neon" and is reminiscent of a beautiful azure tropical sea.
When cut properly, this gem is literally beautiful. The paraiba tourmaline seems to glow on its own even when there is little ambient light. It owes its impressive color intensity to traces of copper and manganese, which have not been found in any other tourmaline before. That alone makes the stone a geological rarity.
These properties are the reason why the paraiba tourmaline is one of the most expensive and sought after gemstones in the world. Its carat price can be way above that of flawless, perfect diamonds if the colors and clarity are excellent. The best colors are usually obtained by slightly heating the stone, so that secondary shades of purple and green disappear.
Unfortunately, this mineral is extremely rare. The Brazilian deposits have been considered exhausted for years and there is currently no significant mining taking place. The African mining areas in Nigeria or Mozambique, which were only developed later (around 2000), have already largely been mined.