Paraiba Tourmaline: The latest Amazon Beauty
The industry’s most talked about gemstone is the newly discovered Paraiba Tourmaline. The luminous Paraiba tourmaline, scientifically known as cuprian elbaite, quickly became one of the most sought-after gemstones in the world. It appears in a range of coveted colours — greenish blue, bluish green, green, blue, and violet hues.
It is so coveted for its rare aqua colour that it has left the magnificent diamonds behind. Today, achieving five- digit figures is not unusual; and the demand still keeps increasing. Each new supply is eagerly awaited, snatched up within days, and worked upon for months, resulting in creations that mesmerize jewellery connoisseurs around the world.
Written for the Solitaire Magazine (Asia Pacific Edition) August- September 2015 issue, the story ‘Amazon Beauty’ takes you on tour across the globe to the hills of Africa and South America where this magical new gemstone was discovered. Read on…