This variety has been found in Nigeria and Mozambique, but as the name suggests the original find was in Paraiba state, Brazil. These stones showed an unusual range of colors, including rich'windex' blue and a glowing purple-violet.
Since then they have become one of the rarest and most desirable gems on the market. This stone is a rare crystal from the original find in Brazil. Though faceting material has been found in Africa, full crystals have only been found in Brazil. I was very lucky to get a few from an old parcel, as production is virtually nonexistent today. This stone is a great example, showing both a classic pink-purple and the most desireable poolwater neon blue color.
It is a real stunner, and very large on top of that. The item "Raw Paraiba Tourmaline Crystal (74 ct) 14k Rose Gold Necklace Pendant Large Gem" is in sale since Thursday, December 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Necklaces & Pendants\Gemstone". The seller is "angry-turtle" and is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jordan, Cambodia, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Switzerland, French guiana, Guernsey, Jersey, Liechtenstein, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Philippines, China.