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Introduction to Gemology with Jeffery Bergman — paraiba

Introduction to Paraiba Tourmalines

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Introduction to Paraiba Tourmalines

A new tourmaline variety discovered in 1989 left gem dealers searching for new adjectives to describe the brilliant blues and greens that are more vivid than any ever seen before. Tourmaline is the most colorful variety of any gemstone but, until the Paraiba deposit was found, no tourmaline had ever shown the intense turquoise, electric blue, rich sapphire blues, neon and emerald greens of the new discovery in Paraiba, Brazil. In fact, these colors haven't ever been seen with any consistency in any gemstone variety.   Featured in this picture is a Nigerian Paraiba type tourmaline - Asia Lounges Collection...

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