|Product Type:||Single Stone||Product Group:||Gemstones|
|Primary Stone / Tourmaline|
|Gemstone Count:||1||ct Weight:||0.70|
|Gemstone Shape:||Oval||Cut:||Modified Briiliant Cuts|
|Primary Color:||Blue||Color:||slightly greenish Blue|
|Treatment:||Heated||Country of Origin:||Mozambique|
JUDGING PARAÍBA TOURMALINE
Did you know that prices for the best Paraíba tourmalines easily surpass other tourmalines due to their more attractive hues, higher color saturation, and greater rarity. This stone is sometimes called “neon,” “electric,” “turquoise,” “sapphire,” or “tanzanite” blue, and “mint” green tourmaline by manygem dealers. Paraíba tourmalines appear in a range of greenish blue, bluish green, green, blue, and violet hues. Blue and violet have the most appeal and command highest price/ct of all other colors. If you pick up one green paraiba tourmaline and comparing it to any other green tourmaline, a green Paraíba tourmaline will have a more saturated hue and lighter tone. Because of the rough’s high value, Paraíba tourmaline is almost always custom cut. If a dealer has to choose between a larger stone or a more vividly colored one, the gem with the better color is a better choice. On the other hand, if cutter has to cut this stone in calibrated size stone recovery from the rough could be very less. Resuting in higher price per ct than other free size stone which has equivalent ct weight, clarty and color.