Paraiba tourmaline

paraiba tourmaline

Almost every color of tourmaline can be found in Brazil. Especially in the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais and Bahia.

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Paraiba gemstone

In 1989, miners discovered a unique and brightly colored variety of tourmaline in the state of Paraiba. The new type of gemstone, which soon became known as paraiba tourmaline, came in blue and green. Brazilian paraiba tourmaline usually contains abundant inclusions.

Much of the paraiba tourmaline from Brazil. It actually comes from the neighboring state of Rio Grande do Norte. Material from Rio Grande do Norte is often somewhat less intense in color. But many fine gems are found there. Copper element copper is important in the coloration of the stone.

In the late 1990s, copper containing tourmaline was found in Nigeria. The material was generally paler and less saturated than the Brazilian materials. Although the material generally was much less included. A more recent African discovery from Mozambique.

It s also produced tourmaline colored by copper, similar to the Brazilian paraiba. While its colors are less bright than top Brazilian material. Mozambique paraiba shows often less inclusions. We also found it in larger sizes.

Mozambique tourmalines usually have better colors than Nigerians. There is a significant overlap in color and clarity with Mozambique and Brazilian stones. Especially with the material from Rio Grande do Norte. While less expensive than top quality Brazilian paraiba.

Paraiba tourmaline price per carat

Some Mozambique material sells for well over US$5,000 per carat. Some Brazilian material sells for well over US$10,000 per carat and it can fetch up to $100,000 per carat. It is the most expensive tourmaline. Much more than other colors.

Paraiba stone

Paraiba is a state of Brazil. It is located in the Brazilian Northeast. At the bprdert of Rio Grande do Norte to the north. Ceará to the west. Pernambuco to the south. And the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

Paraiba is the third more population state of the Northeast. João Pessoa at the sea border is the state capital. While Campina Grande, in the interior, rank among the fifteen largest municipalities in the Northeast of Brazil.

Paraiba tourmaline meaning and metaphysical properties

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.

Paraiba tourmaline clears up confusion and gives a strong sense of justice. In addition, this healing stone facilitates the making of difficult decisions and thereby promotes life experience. But he can also intensify dreams.

It is symbolized for wisdom, voice, insight and creativity. It relates to light, life, love, expression and earth through its effects on chakras. This beautiful stone is the birthstone of October.


How much is a Paraiba tourmaline worth?

Prices for this exotic newcomer, especially top quality in sizes between 3.00 and 5.00 carats, climbed rapidly to over $10,000 per carat. No tourmaline, even prized rubellite reds and chrome greens, had ever achieved such heights in value. It’s rarity undoubtedly contributes to its high prices.

What is a Paraiba tourmaline?

The gem is a Tourmaline known for its bright neon colors. The color ranges from blue to green, and all just as bright as the last. Because of this the color of the gemstone is important when valuing it. The beautiful stone got its name from the region in Brazil in which it was first discovered.

Why is Paraiba tourmaline so expensive?

Because of its rarity. The copper traces in Paraiba tourmaline produce a blue or green color. However, the deposits in Paraiba can be almost any color. The difference is that the colors tend to be much richer and deeper than elsewhere.

How do you know if a Paraiba tourmaline is real?

Look for a turquoise color with flashes of green. Paraiba tourmalines get their brilliant aqua color from copper, which also creates greenish flashes within a faceted stone when it is exposed to bright light. This is one of the best ways for a non-expert to identify the possibility that a stone is genuine.

What is the rarest color of tourmaline?

The rarest and most expensive tourmaline is the Paraiba variety, a neon-like blue or green that is colored by traces of copper. It was first discovered in the Brazilian state of Paraiba in 1989.

What is the best Paraiba tourmaline color?

The gemstone stand out because of their bright vivid blue color. The stone can be found in a range of hues, from neon blue, greenish blue, to mint green and sometimes violet and purple. The most highly sought-after and the best-known The color is neon blue.

Is Paraiba tourmaline still being mined?

The stone is so rare it is only found in three mines in a remote area where a high copper content gives the stone its unusual neon bluish tone. It faces administrative charges of illegal mining and was closed down as well.

How rare is a Paraiba tourmaline?

To put their rarity into perspective, there is only one for every 10,000 diamonds, and a good quality crystals from Brazil weighing over three carats is virtually unheard of.

Does Paraiba tourmaline change color?

The gem does not change color. But the blue may lighten over time to become almost colorless after a long and repeat exposure under the sun light.

Does Paraiba tourmaline glow?

A tourmaline does not shine much. It is not a diamond. What makes its charm is its unique color.

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