With exceptional and rare color, this paraíba tourmaline center stone lives up to its hype. Its high copper content creates a bright blue color with secondary purple hues. When viewed under magnification, the stone's colors can be intense. This gem originated in the first vein to be mined. Photo courtesy of Shelly Sergent, Somewhere in the Rainbow collection.
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Credit: Somewhere in the Rainbow collection
|Gemstone||Paraíba Tourmaline, Tourmaline|
|Natural or man made||Natural|