“Gauguin” Paraiba Tourmaline 11.89 cts1701
Stone type: Paraiba Tourmaline
Weight: 11.89 cts
Dimension: 16.33 x 12.44 x 7.99 mm
Shape & Cut: Oval, Original cut
"No stone in generations, perhaps ever, had seen such a swift acceleration in value and caused such a buzz at an international trade event. What was it to be called? "Neon Tourmaline" was a popular choice but in the end the question "Where is this from?" provided its name - the "Paraiba Tourmaline"
(Extract from PARAIBA chapter of the book "Gemstones.Terra Connoisseur" by Vladyslav Yavorskyy)