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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.
 

Cuprian Purple pink Tourmaline

Treatment: natural
Origin: Mozambique
Hardness: 7-7.5
Shape: Oval modified brilliant cut
Clarity: SI eye clean
Material: tourmaline
Width: 10.75mm
Height: 7.90mm
Length: 12.91mm
Weight: 6.56 carats
Color: Purplish Pink/ Violet


Beautiful purplish pink color. Excellent cut and polish. Eye clean clarity. Although this is a copper and manganese bearing tourmaline the color is not what is consistent with what is called "paraiba tourmaline but is called cuprian tourmaline in the trade. This tourmaline has under gone testing by the GIA report number 5191134790

Price: SOLD