Paraiba Tourmalines

Paraiba Tourmalines

Tourmaline is one of the most intriguing minerals for connoisseurs of fine gems. Whatever the taste, spirit or whim of a jewelry lover, the tourmaline family gems can satisfy the need through evocative colors and shades. For gemstone enthusiasts, tourmaline provides a color palette that few other minerals can replicate. Since antiquity, members of the tourmaline family have been cherished and valued as gems.

In 1987, one of the most important events in gemstone history occurred in an isolated area of Brazil in the State of Paraiba. The discovery of copper rich tourmalines of intense blues, greens and violets near the village of San Jose Da Batalha radically altered the future perception of this area for generations of gemstone connoisseurs. The tourmalines of Paraiba, Brazil have distinguished themselves as the pre-eminent members of the tourmaline family. The variety and intensity of the characteristic "neon" color ranges have set a new standard of excellent for color interpretation in this population of alternative colored stones.

Owing its color to a combination of copper and manganese, these rare gems quickly earned an elite status in the gem world and became known as Paraiba Tourmaline as a tribute to the source of the original discovery. Recently, another source of Tourmalines Paraiba has been discovered in Mozambique. We are very fortunate to be able to bring these rare, investment quality gems to our valued clients.

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