Description

    Unmounted Paraiba Tourmaline
    The pear-shaped paraiba tourmaline measures 9.17 x 7.17 x 3.99 mm and weighs 1.50 carats. A GIA report #1132965203 dated October 26, 2011 stating Transparent Blue-Green Tourmaline, Brazil accompanies the stone.

    The Margaret S. Hamburger Jewelry Collection


    Condition Report*:

    Gem Type: Tourmaline
    Gem Certification No: 1132965203
    Gem Lab: GIA
    Gem Shape: Pear-shape
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Comments from GIA: This copper and manganese bearing tourmaline may be called "paraiba tourmaline" in the trade. The name "paraiba" comes from the Brazilian locality where this gem was first mined, however today it may come from several localities. This color of tourmaline is commonly heated to improve or change the color. Color origin of this stone is currently undeterminable. Any statement of geographic origin is an expert opinion based on a collection of observations and analytical data.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2011
    5th-6th Monday-Tuesday
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