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Paraiba – the most rare and valuable variety of tourmaline. Some samples can easily compete on cost with large diamonds of the highest characteristics. Paraiba tourmaline is different the brightest color palette ranging from sky blue and turquoise shades to light green saturated colors. Crystals Paraiba recognized reference samples of neon-blue color on the gemstone market. The presence of the minerals admixtures of copper and manganese determines the unique colour of these tourmalines. It should be noted that it is impossible to include all tourmalines blue and blue colors to the species of paraíba. It is the presence of copper ions is the main factor that allows you to call blue tourmaline Paraiba tourmaline.
In Brazil, produces up to 80% of tourmalines of various kinds. This country has become the birthplace for unique Paraiba tourmaline, received the name by name the Brazilian state of Paraiba. It was in this state was discovered the first instances of paraíba in 1987. Unique sky blue tourmaline was found by a local prospector Heitor Dimas by Barboza, who spent several years in search of these minerals. He found the gems hitherto unprecedented color was instantly sold out traders, spread worldwide the news about new varieties of tourmalines.
Almost to the end of the twentieth century were all confident in absolute uniqueness in the Brazilian fields this kind of tourmaline. At the end of 2001, experts were surprised to find in the jewelry market neon-blue tourmalines from Nigeria, was found at the field Aduku. Chemical analysis of the gems showed the presence of impurities of copper and manganese, which determine the tone color. The African specimens tend to have less saturation compared to the Brazilian Paraiba.
Then, in 2003, in Mozambique, in the Alto-Ligonha mine Muane were found analogues of Brazilian tourmalines. These gems also contain copper, a little less manganese, and traces of lead, beryllium, gallium and bismuth. To date, a large part of the copper-containing tourmalines on the market come from Mozambique. Brazilian gemstones on the market are very few and generally they do not exceed 2-3 carats. It is important to note that the value of the Brazilian gems is several times higher than the cost of African. African gems can reach the masses in the tens of carats.
Despite the large difference in price, Paraiba tourmalines from Mozambique of high quality jewellery can give beauty Brazilian reference gems. Also there is a misconception that the Paraiba from Mozambique cannot be called Paraiba unlike the Brazilian, so it is important to note that African blue tourmaline that contains copper ions, officially recognized by the international Gemological community Paraiba tourmaline, along with samples from Brazil. In the expert opinions of the world's most prestigious laboratories on the rocks, the blue colour is caused by copper, always indicated that this tourmaline belongs to the type "Paraiba Tourmaline" regardless of region of origin.
The elevation of the Paraiba tourmaline
Most Paraiba tourmalines passes through the refining by heat treatment to achieve a better color scheme. The natural colouring of the Mozambique specimens usually has a palette of purple, pink, green and yellowish green shades. After heat treatment, disappear the primary colors, and the crystals become noble neon blue color, change the color stable and unchanging in the future. Brazilian tourmaline Paraiba initially have sky-blue tone. Refining removes purple shades and improves the saturation of the blue spectrum. It is important to note that the heat treatment of the crystals Paraiba tourmaline is a common practice, and due to the rarity of this gem, the top heat treatment of the samples does not affect the cost.
In the Paraiba tourmaline average commercial quality with lots of inclusions and cracks, use a variety of polymers to fill cracks, thereby improving the purity of the gem. Gems of this quality can often cut into cabochons. Of course, heat treatment and artificial improvement of cleanliness significantly reduces the cost of the gems. You should carefully examine expert opinion on the purchased tourmaline issued by a Gemological laboratory.
The price of Paraiba tourmaline
Paraiba tourmalines from the Brazilian deposits are very rare lots in the world jewelry market, like the Burmese rubies. The geographical origin here is the main pricing factor. The gems are supplied from Mozambique, have a lower cost relative to Brazilian. High quality Brazilian tourmaline can have a much smaller mass than Mozambique, but have several times more the price for 1 carat. The price is the most pure and high-quality Paraiba blue color comparable to the price of good diamonds and is $20-30.000 per carat. The cost of the Paraiba from Mozambique, depending on the purity and color saturation is in the range of $1.500-9.000 per carat.
In recent years the price for Paraiba tourmalines on the market is growing rapidly, sometimes 20-30% a year. Paraiba is often bypasses at a cost per carat non-heated sapphires and Colombian emeralds that translates these minerals are in the highest price category. The price for one-carat tourmalines often exceeds several tens of thousands of dollars. Today the gem heads the list of most attractive investment gems.
Neon glow of Paraiba tourmaline
Tourmalines and emeralds are gems of the second group of purity. This suggests that for them the more acceptable number of inclusions, and is less reflected in their value. For Paraiba tourmalines typical white or translucent gas-liquid veils. You should not be afraid of them, because these veils thanks to the optical effect of iridescence (rainbow color glow in bright light) and enhance the effect of the neon blue glow and can even visually increase the color saturation. This effect is more pronounced on the gems with such inclusions rather than on pure samples. Therefore, the Paraiba tourmalines with a small amount of inclusions may cost more available and, while not to yield to the force produced by the surrounding effect.
Want to buy a Paraiba tourmaline in Moscow?
In our catalog you will always find great examples of neon blue Paraiba tourmalines will be able to compare prices and to understand the approximate budget for future purchases.
To see this gem jewelry and articles with him, we invite you to visit our boutique in Central Moscow.
In addition to the gems available, our team is happy to offer a custom order. Based on your requirements and budget, we will progeram you the best sample of rubellites.
Also you can order the production of jewelry with this gem. Today we have one of the best jewelry shops of full cycle in Moscow.
Interesting facts about Paraiba tourmaline
A true work of art is considered a brooch in the shape of a mermaid from the brand Arunashi made of white gold. For adornment brooches were used by 2.2 carat Paraiba and of 5.35 carats of fine diamonds. True generosity is a different ring from the brand Sutra, decorated with six diamonds and seven pear-shaped tourmalines with a total weight of 8 carats. This jewelry masterpiece is estimated at 130,000 dollars.
An outstanding work of famous designer Giampiero Bodino is considered amazing necklace "Baroque". The decoration is made of white gold and decorated with African Paraiba gems with a mass of 326 carats, surrounded by numerous diamonds.
A flight of fancy called the Golden ring by Dior with a gorgeous large crystal Paraiba framed by spessartine, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds.