Posts Tagged ‘Paraiba’

Gorgeous Paraiba-type Tourmaline in Rose Gold Ring

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Our Paraiba-type Tourmaline & Diamond 14 Karat Rose & White Gold Ring is truly one-of-a-kind.

The Perils of Paraiba-Jewelers Tears #2

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

This tale of woe illustrates some of the risks and challenges we jewelers face in our fascinating business. Last year, I had seen this lovely and large reddish purple tourmaline several times. Gem dealer Jack had tried mightily to tempt me with it, an unheated stone from the country of Mozambique in East Africa, an […]

Paraiba Topaz- No Mine Exists

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

I was recently asked to appraise this topaz and a matching pair of 8 mm triangles. At first glance, the stones had a sort of attractive somewhat muted “teal” greenish blue color but something about the look of the stones was not quite right. A quick examination under our trusty gemological microscope revealed a surface […]

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