Paraíba Tourmaline: An exceptionally rare and valuable gemstone

Paraíba Tourmaline: An exceptionally rare and valuable gemstone

The Paraiba Tourmaline, an exceptionally beautiful gemstone, has become one of the most coveted gems in the world. Its hypnotic blue color, which resembles the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea, distinguishes it as a favorite in the world of fine jewelry. Discovered in 1987 by geologist Héctor Dimas Barbosa in the hills of the Brazilian state of Paraíba, this unique gem dazzles with an incandescent glow that seems to illuminate it from within.

The uniqueness of Paraiba Tourmaline lies in its rarity. Only one Paraíba tourmaline is mined for every 10,000 diamonds, making it one of the rarest gemstones in the world. Its uniqueness is due in part to the unusual combination of copper and magnesium it contains. So rare are these gems that there are only five deposits in the world. Although the original variety comes from Brazil, a similar tourmaline was found in 2003 in Mozambique, Africa. Although some gemologists insist that only tourmalines from the Brazilian state of Paraíba are authentic, others are used in jewelry to increase carats.

The high rough value of Paraiba Tourmaline has led to the fact that they are almost always cut to size, usually pear or oval shaped, and it is rare to find them in sizes larger than one carat. Renowned brands such as Bulgari, Tiffany, and Chopard were pioneers in introducing this gemstone in their jewelry. Lorraine Schwartz, the celebrities’ favorite jewelry designer, contributed to its fame by incorporating it into creations that sparkled on red carpets around the world.

To understand its exclusivity, it is essential to note that in 2009 a Guinness record was set with a 191.87-carat Paraíba Tourmaline. This extraordinary jewel, called Ethereal Carolina, was created by the passionate Canadian financier Vincent Boucher in collaboration with Kaufmann de Suisse, thus consolidating the reputation of the Paraiba Tourmaline as one of the most valuable and desired gems in the world of fine jewelry.

With its amazing color and unparalleled rarity, Paraiba Tourmaline continues to captivate collectors and jewelry lovers, establishing itself as one of the most precious and admired gemstones of all time.”


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