For sale is a beautiful Brazilian PARAIBA TOURMALINE drop pendant. Stone measurement is 9 x 7mm which puts it in the 2ct bracket and length of drop pendant including bale is 16mm. The stone is set in an exquisite hand made basket setting in 18ct yellow gold and is a strong green in colour. Paraiba tourmalines have become one of the sought-after gemstones in the world. First discovered in the 1980s by Heitor Dimas Barbosa – who spent years digging in the hills of the Brazilian state of Paraiba on a hunch that something special was hidden there – he must have known he had hit the jackpot when he set eyes on his first, neon-bright Paraiba tourmaline. Almost every shade of tourmaline can be found in Brazil, but none has the vivid glow that distinguishes the Paraiba tourmaline, also known as cuprian elbaite. A product of the trace element copper, colours range from startling turquoise to majestic blue-green, but it is the incandescent glow that appears to light up the stone from within that makes Paraiba tourmalines incomparable to any other gem. To put their rarity into perspective, there is only one Paraiba tourmaline mined for every 10,000 diamonds, and a good quality Paraiba from Brazil weighing over three carats is virtually unheard of. So rare are authentic Brazilian Paraiba tourmalines that it is not unusual for them to achieve five figures per carat. Courtesy Claire Roberts The Jewellery Editor. The item “Paraiba Tourmaline drop pendant set in 18ct yellow gold mount” is in sale since Sunday, April 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Fine Jewellery\Fine Necklaces & Pendants\Diamond”. The seller is “frenchie265″ and is located in Bridgwater. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Pendant
- Metal Purity: 18Carat
- Main Stone: Paraiba Tourmaline
- Main Stone Creation: Natural
- Metal: Yellow Gold
- Total Carat Weight (TCW): 2 carat
- Main Stone Shape: Emerald cut