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Brazilian Paraiba Ring, 6.06 Carats
- This monumental 6.06-carat Paraiba tourmaline displays a coveted greenish blue hue
- The gem’s rich hue and brilliance are hallmarks of the famed Paraiba stones
- Exceptionally clean and untreated with luminous color, this jewel is a rare treasure
- Set in platinum with diamond accents
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This gem is certified by both the GemResearch Swisslabs and the American Gemological Laboratories as having no evidence of clarity enhancement or heating. As a natural marvel, this rare gem is the most stunning and rare Paraibas of its kind.
In 1981, the gem miner Heitor Dimas Barbosa, commonly known among the local villagers as “Heitor the Fool,” began tunneling in the hill behind São José de Batalha, Paraíba, Brazil. Barbosa was determined that his hunch would lead to finding a new gemstone. Despite having no electricity or dependable water, Barbosa persevered with faith for over six years through the rugged and arid landscape on his quest. In 1987, his efforts were rewarded by the discovery of the first Brazilian Paraiba, a stunning gem that was unlike any stone ever found. Soon after their discovery, production began to dwindle; over 90% of the tourmaline production occurred between 1989 and 1992. Far rarer than diamonds, a good quality Paraiba from Brazil weighing over five carats only seldom comes on the market.
Set in brilliant platinum and further elevated by 1.50 carats of brilliant white diamonds, it is highly unlikely that an opportunity to own a Paraiba ring of this quality will present itself again.
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