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Tourmaline Paraiba

about Tourmaline Paraiba

Definition of Paraiba Tourmaline:
A paraiba tourmaline is a Blue (electric blue, neon blue, violet blue), bluish green to greenish blue or green elbaite tourmaline, of medium to high saturation and tone, mainly due to the presence of copper (Cu) and manganese (Mn) of whatever geographical origin. The name of the tourmaline variety "paraiba" is derived from the Brazilian locality where this gemstone was first mined.
Tourmaline is a birthstone for October
Report wording
* (Group:) Tourmaline
* Species: Elbaite Tourmaline
* Variety: Paraiba Tourmaline
(Origin:) (Not determined), (Undetermined), (Brazil), (Nigeria), (Mozambique), (other)
Comments: Paraiba is a gem variety of elbaite tourmaline containg copper and manganese, (The variety name "paraiba" is derived from the Brazilian locality where this gemstone was first mined, however today it may come from a number of localities.)
Or, if paraiba is not used in the variety description-
This copper and manganese bearing albaite tourmaline may also be called "paraiba tourmaline" in the trade. The name "paraiba" is derived from the Brazilian locality where this gemstone was first mined, however today it may come from a number of localities.
 

Paraiba Tourmaline

Treatment: Natural
Origin: Mozambique
Hardness: 7-7.5
Shape: Pear
Clarity: Lightly included, eye clean
Material: Tourmaline
Width: 8.63mm
Height: 5.30 mm
Length: 11.05mm
Weight: 2.90 carats
Color: Very slightly greenish blue


Beautiful neon slightly greenish blue color. Good cut and polish. Lightly included eye clean. GIA laboratory report # 1156250800

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