This is the world’s 2nd largest known and most important gem quality natural Copper & Manganese Bearing Paraiba tourmaline with a record setting size.
The MUSEUM QUALITY “INVESTMENT GRADE” GIA CERTIFIED 62.12 carat estate cocktail ring features a beyond rare Internally Flawless Clarity Natural Paraiba Tourmaline.
The “Absolutely Stunning” 100% natural master cut gemstone offers the highly sought after VIVID Neon Greenish Blue Color weighing in at a GIANT 59.10 carats.
Not only is this one of the world’s largest, it is also one of the world’s best Paraiba Tourmalines that is privately owned by Hollywood royalty.
The important spectacular gemstone is set in solid platinum and surrounded by 192 Near Flawless VS/F-G sparkling accent diamonds totaling 3.02 carats.
There is one Paraiba Tourmaline mined for every 10,000 diamonds making it among the rarest of all gemstones in the world favored by connoisseur collectors worldwide. These cupriferous tourmalines from the Mina da Batalha in the Federal Brazilian State of Paraiba are small, rare and precious. Their spirited turquoise to green colors are such as are not found in any other gemstone in the world. The exclusiveness of this legendary find makes these rare gemstones real treasures.
Paraiba – the word has a particular fascination for the connoisseur, for it is the name of a gemstone with blue to green tones of extraordinary vividness. It was not discovered until very recently, that is to say in the 1980s. The world has one man and his unshakable belief to thank for the discovery of this unique gemstone: Heitor Dimas Barbosa. Tirelessly, he and his assistants spent years digging in the pegmatite galleries of some modest hills in the Federal Brazilian State of Paraiba.
Brazil is the classical country of tourmalines. Members of this splendid gemstone group come in practically all the colors of the rainbow. For a long time, however, a radiant turquoise was lacking – that is, until the discovery of that precious deposit in Paraiba.
Normally, iron, manganese, chrome and vanadium are the elements responsible for the beautiful coloring in tourmalines. The Paraiba tourmaline is different: it owes its splendid color to copper, an element which has never before been observed in a tourmaline. Indeed quite a fair proportion of its weight consists of copper. But scientists have discovered that it often also contains manganese.
In the Paraiba tourmaline, the interplay between these two elements gives rise to a variety of fascinatingly beautiful colors: emerald green, turquoise to sky blue, sapphire blue, indigo, bluish-violet, and purple. Certain proportions in the mixture of copper and manganese can also result in pale grey to violet-blue tones. Copper in high concentrations is responsible for the highly coveted radiant blue, turquoise and green hues, while violet and red tones are caused by manganese. By means of the burning technique, experienced cutters can eliminate the red color components, with the result that only a pure copper color remains.
However, the extraordinary vividness of the Paraiba tourmalines does not reveal itself until the stone has been cut. Faceted, they scintillate a really unusual ‘fire’ and appear to glow intensely even when there is very little light. That is why their color is often referred to as ‘electric’ or ‘neon’. The aura of these treasures of Nature is both fresh and spirited at the same time. The ‘swimming-pool-blue’ of a Paraiba tourmaline positively flashes with vivacity, and you don’t have to be an expert to see it.