Neon Depths: Paraiba Tourmaline in Custom Jewelry Design
The unique color of this beautiful variety of tourmaline gemstones is due to the presence of copper. Although first discovered in the Brazilian state of Paraiba in 1989 and named after this location, copper-bearing blue-green tourmaline has since been discovered in Nigeria and Mozambique, with some variations in color and clarity. The name “paraiba tourmaline” can refer to any species of blue-green copper-bearing tourmaline regardless of its source.
This elegant handmade 14k yellow gold ring by EVB Design Fine Jewelry Art features seven .01 ct diamonds and a .42 ct paraiba tourmaline. The glow and aquatic color of the paraiba tourmaline complement the gold and diamonds in this ring, while the subtly undulating design of the band evokes a wave, and the diamonds look like an ocean spray. Contact Elaine Bailey-Means if you’d like to include this rare gemstone in your own custom jewelry project.
Don’t you wish you could dive into these pools? These 14k white gold earrings by Hot Rock Jewelry feature sliced 3.26 ctw diamonds and sliced 10.28 ctw Brazilian paraiba tourmalines, both with checkerboard faceting, in a design that lets the striking beauty of the gems shine through. Ready to get your feet (or ears) wet? Contact Linda Rocco and discuss a custom jewelry design with paraiba tourmalines for you.