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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
Cuprian Purple pink Tourmaline
Weight: 6.56 carats
Color: Purplish Pink/ Violet
Shape: Oval modified brilliant cut

Cuprian Purple pink Tourmaline

Fine grade copper and manganese bearing tourmaline from Mozambique. GIA report # 5191134790

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Paraiba Tourmaline
Weight: 2.90 carats
Color: Very slightly greenish blue
Shape: Pear

Paraiba Tourmaline

Fine grade neon greenish blue paraiba tourmaline from Mozambique. GIA report # 1156250800

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Paraiba Tourmaline
Weight: 4.81 carats
Color: Neon light green
Shape: pear

Paraiba Tourmaline

Fine grade neon paraiba tourmaline from Mozambique.
GIA report comes with this fine gemstone. Report number 2131052914

Price: On Sale. Was $16,835.00
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