“Electra” Paraiba Tourmaline 4.59 cts191072
Originally, Paraiba is the name of the mine in Brazil where this green-blue variety of copper-bearing Elbaite Tourmaline was found. The name was exclusive for the Brazilian treasure until the beginning of 2000’s, when similar variety of neon color gemstone was discovered in Nigeria and later in Mozambique. Nowadays, the name Paraiba Tourmaline or simply Paraiba is used in gem trade for any copper-bearing Tourmaline of this electric blue/green color. Note that the presence of copper is essential in the lab report, regardless the origin.
Stone type: Paraiba Tourmaline
Weight: 4.59 cts
Dimension: 14.25 x 9.57 x 6.26 mm
Shape & Cut: Pear, Original cut