The “Hope Diamond“ of Paraiba tourmalines, this monumental 37.34-carat gemstone is the greatest of its kind to ever be mined. Glowing with an untreated deep neon blue hue, the unprecedented grandeur of this Paraiba is heralded by an accompanying folio from the American Gemological Laboratories—the highest honor a gem can receive. In the book’s opening appendix letter Christopher Smith, president of the AGL, writes, “It is not likely that any more Brazilian Paraiba tourmalines of this importance will ever be unearthed.”
Discovered in 1989, these gemstones can only be found in Brazil, Nigeria and Mozambique. For every 10,000 diamonds mined, only one Paraiba tourmaline is found. As a result of their unique chemical makeup, these gemstones carry a signature glowing brilliance, appearing lit from within.
The astonishing rarity of the size and untreated color of this Paraiba cannot be overstated. Well over 99% of Paraiba gems are treated with a slow heat to further enhance their neon blue coloring. With the exception of this gem, there are no other untreated Brazilian Paraibas over thirty carats known.
Possessing a magnificent untreated blue hue and an incredible size, this Paraiba tourmaline is a singular beauty. The gemstone is complemented by a framing circle of pink diamonds totaling 1.50 carats and white diamonds totaling 9.19 carats. Set in 18K rose gold and platinum. Download the Certification