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It was love at first sight. The bright turquoise blue-green color is impossibly bright. Move it to low light and the color ramps up even more. How can this be?
Discovered in the 1980's in one area of Brazil, this new tourmaline took the gem world by storm. The color -- it's the color! The bright intense neon blue has been nicknamed Windex and compared to the most beautiful tropical seas. The color can drift toward intense green. A trace of copper is responsible for both of these unique colors.
The small Brazilian deposit was mined out in a few years. It is far more rare than diamonds; it is estimated that there are 100,000 diamonds mined for ONE Paraiba!
I was privileged to recognize its uniqueness in the very beginning and bought and sold many carats. Today I wish I had never sold a single one -- it is the world's rarest gem!
A new find in the early 2000's of a similar-looking blue green tourmaline was found in Africa containing copper and glowing almost the same. More affordable than the Brazilian material, the Mozambique gems are in very great demand. Now is the time to own this miracle of nature before the prices go any higher!
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Devon Fine Jewelry