Authentic Bright Blue Paraiba Tourmaline Gemstone from Brazil 0.16 cts

$200.00

Gem: Paraiba Tourmaline (Cuprian Elbaite)
Weight: 0.16 cts.
Size: 5.44 x 3.28 mm.
Color: Bright Aqua Blue
Clarity: SI
Cut: Pear
Locality: Batalha Mine, Paraiba, Brazil
Treatment: None

In the gemstone world, there are a few highly sought after gemstones that have become household names. There are, as a rule, extremely limited production. A few of these are; Russian Demantoid Garnet, Alexandrite, Padparadscha Sapphire and Paraiba Tourmaline. When we get a chance to offer any of these stones, we are thrilled and this is one of those special gems. This is an Authentic, untreated, Brazilian Paraiba Tourmaline! What makes these stone so sought after is the beautiful colors. The color is caused by Copper inside of the Tourmaline, making them Cuprian Tourmaline. The Brazilian material was found in the late 1980’s and has been sensational ever since. In 2005 there was a find in Mozambique of Cuprian Tourmaline very similar to the Paraiba material. However, there has been a running argument in the gem community that these Cuprian Tourmalines are not Paraiba Tourmalines, because they are not from Brazil. It has just been quietly accepted that the Mozambique gems are called Paraiba, but the true stones come from the Batalha Mine in Paraiba. This stone is a lovely Aqua blue color and is brilliant in hand. The clarity is quite good considering most of the Brazilian material is riddled with inclusions. This stone is small but quite stunning in hand. Don’t miss the chance to own one of these hard to find treasures! Enjoy!

Attention: This stone has not been certified through a major gemstone laboratory due to the fact that the cost of a lab report is approximately $250. The stone is worth less than the cost of the lab repot. However, the stone can be certified upon request and the payment for the report by the requestor.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 7 business days
  • Europe : 5 - 12 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 7 - 14 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Privacy policy

I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information

  • To communicate with you about your order
  • To fulfill your order
  • For legal reasons (like paying taxes)

Legal imprint